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Standing female figurine

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Rhodian ?
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1722
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade and flattened. She stands in a stiff frontal pose, but her head is turned slightly to her right side.
From Cyprus Said to be from Kythrea

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. XXXII.271, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2181, p. 355, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. p. 213, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Monloup, Thérèse. 1994. Les terres cuites classiques: un sanctuaire de la grande déesse. Salamine de Chypre., Vol. 14. p. 77, n. 66, Paris: Diffusion de Boccard.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 412, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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