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Terracotta figure of a man

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 750–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; wheel-made and handmade
Dimensions:
H. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1611
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Traces of red survive in the figure's hair and eyes and of black on his headdress.
From Cyprus, said to be from Amathus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. VIII.59, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2029, p. 338, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 143, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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