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Standing male lyre player

Period:
Cypro-Archaic I
Date:
ca. 750–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; wheel-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1667
Not on view
The figurine has a wheel-made, hollow, bell-shaped lower body. The upper part and the head are handmade.
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. V.27, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2044, p. 340, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1995. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 4. p. 37, pl. XVIII.2, no. I(v)2, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 131, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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