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Standing female figurine (cruciform)

Period:
Cypro-Classical II
Date:
4th century B.C.(?)
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1648
Not on view
The solid face and torso are mold-made, the arms and headdress handmade. The back is handmade and flattened. The crude, cruciform figurine is in a frontal pose.
From Cyprus Said to be from Lapithos

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. XXXVIII.309, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2243, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 221, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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