Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and handmade
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1718
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The solid mold-made figurine is probably a vase attachment. The back is handmade and roughly finished; at the bottom, the fracture slants upward, as if the figure had broken from a corresponding surface, such as the slanting shoulder of a vessel.
Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, 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. XL.324, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2228, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 377, pp. 224, 264, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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