Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Charioteer

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 13/14 in. (17.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1622
Not on view
The handmade solid figurine is from a chariot group. The face is mold-made. The standing figure is preserved to the hem of his Greek charioteer's long chiton.
From Cyprus Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion

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. XLV.353, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2250, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 277, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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