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Female ring dancer

Period:
Cypro-Classical
Date:
5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1651
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid; the arm extensions are handmade. The back is handmade and flattened.
From Cyprus Said to be from Kythrea or Soli

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.306, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2245, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 218, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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