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Terracotta statuette of a female votary carrying a hydria

Period:
Late Cypro-Classical I–Cypro-Classical II
Date:
late 5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
h. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1720
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The standing female figurine, carrying a hydria on her head, is mold-made and solid. The back is handmade, flat at the top, and concave from the level of the chest to the broken bottom edge.
Said to be from Episkopi, near Kourion, 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. XX.157, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2215, p. 357, 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. 446, p. 276, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 322, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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