Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made and handmade
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1723
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back is handmade, flat, and pared. The back of the head is chipped. The drapery and facial features are crudely retouched.
Said to be from Kythrea, 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. XLIII.341, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2224, 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. 366, pp. 219–20, 264, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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