The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid. It may have been cut across the lower body. Her arms, which were added by hand, curve forward to hold a lyre, of which only the lower part is preserved.
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.29, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2165, p. 352, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. p. 216, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 193, pp. 114–15, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.