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Standing female lyre player

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1672
Not on view
The solid figurine was made from a worn mold and crudely smoothed. Her feet are missing. She holds a lyre in her left hand and gives the semblance of playing it with her right.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Amathus

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

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2255, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Monloup, Thérèse. 1994. Les terres cuites classiques: un sanctuaire de la grande déesse. Salamine de Chypre., Vol. 14. p. 109, n. 6, Paris: Diffusion de Boccard.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 195, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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