Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Standing male figurine of an "Assyrian" type

Period:
Cypro-Archaic
Date:
mid-7th–end of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 16 5/16 in. (41.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1713
Not on view
Mold-made figurines like this one are usually categorized as Assyrian or Phoenician.This figurine is the largest of its type ever found.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Kouklia (Palaepaphos)

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. IX.70, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2170, p. 352, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 248, pp. 156–57, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 150, pp. 89, 257, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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