Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a male votary offering a kid

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
h. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1634
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is handmade and solid, with a mold-made face. Only the upper part of the figurine is preserved. He holds a small horned quadruped against his chest with both hands.
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. XXIII.186, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2266, p. 360, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 293, pp. 172, 262, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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