Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Female figurine kneading dough(?)

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1624
Not on view
The figurine is handmade and solid. She has a cylindrical lower body that merges with a round splaying base. She bends forward from the hips at a right angle and again slightly upward in the middle of her back.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Idalion

Doell, Johannes. 1873. Die Sammlung Cesnola. p. 877, pl. XV.1, St. Petersburg: L’Académie Impérial des Sciences.

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. XXVII.222, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2121, p. 347, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1998. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cypro-archaic period small female figurines, Vol. 5(A). p. 48, no. 12, pl. XXX.8, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 265, pp. 162-3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 226, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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