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Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; handmade
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1630
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Though simply executed, the figure is ornamented with ear caps, earrings, and two necklaces. In her left arm, now broken away, she may have held a lyre.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion

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. XX.155, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2051, p. 340, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 192, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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