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Standing female figurine

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
Early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic ?
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1731
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back is mold-made, showing the principal contours of the body and elements of the drapery.
From Cyprus Said to be from Soli

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.339, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2186, 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.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 415, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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