Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Standing figure holding a tambourine(?)

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1683
Not on view
The figurine, of uncertain gender, is handmade and solid, with a flaring cylindrical body. The arms curve downward, the hands held flat against the body. A small disk-shaped object, perhaps a tambourine, rests just above the hands.
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. VII.48, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2053, p. 340, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 229, p. 134, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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