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Head and upper body of a female figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/32 in. (12.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1703
Not on view
The figurine was made in a worn mold. The head, shoulders, and upper chest are preserved. The hair is indicated by ridges on top of the head and long locks falling to the shoulders.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2169, p. 352, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 199, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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