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Standing female flute player

Period:
Late Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
Early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1690
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid, with handmade arms and flute. The back is plain. The arms are bent forward to hold a double flute. She originally stood at the center of a group of ring dancers.
From Cyprus Said to be from 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.36, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2248, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1995. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 4. p. 38, no. I(vi)3, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 217, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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