Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Seated female figurine holding a baby

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1716
Not on view
The figurine was made from a very worn mold; the infant's face is handmade. It is solid except for the concave base.
From Cyprus Said to be from the Salt Lake near Larnaca, Cyprus

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. IV.24, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2062, 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. 211, pp. 122–23, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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