Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Child grotesque

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1742
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back is handmade and flat. A young boy stands with his legs apart and connected by a panel of clay.
From Cyprus Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion

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. XLVII.375, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2318, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 403, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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