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Terracotta statuette of a man holding a quadruped

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 750–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; wheel-made and handmade
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1613
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure represents a worshipper bringing an offering. In its original condition, it would have had movable legs, attached through the holes on either side of the lower body, and it would have been suspended by the hole at the top of the headdress.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidhia

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1877. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residence in That Island. p. 203, London: John Murray.

Perrot, Georges and Charles Chipiez. 1885. Histoire de l'Art dans l'Antiquité. t. 3, Phénicie, Cypre. pp. 188, 190, fig. 127, Paris: Hachette.

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.55, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2041, p. 340, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen. 1920. "Greek Votive Offerings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 15(2): p. 37.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 264, pp. 162-163, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. no. 128, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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