Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta woman baking bread

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1755
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
In a representation known from only two examples, a woman is shown leaning over an oven and throwing the disks of dough onto the hot walls. The oven has a hole at the bottom for air to enter and a wide mouth.
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. X.73, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2122, p. 348, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 41, 43, fig. 49, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 41, 43, fig. 49, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sparkes, Brian. 1962. "The Greek Kitchen." Journal of Hellenic Studies, 82. no. 79, p. 137.

Sparkes, Brian. 1981. "Not Cooking, But Baking." Greece & Rome, 28. p. 176, n. 27, pl. 4a.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1991. "La vie quotidienne a Chypre." Cypriote terracottas : proceedings of the First International Conference of Cypriote Studies, Brussels-Liège-Amsterdam, 29 May-1 June, 1989 / organized by the "Groupe de Contact interuniversitaire d'études chypriotes", F.N.R.S./N.F.W.O. (Belgium), Frieda Vandenabeele and Robert Laffineur, eds. p. 153, Brussels-Liège: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1998. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cypro-archaic period small female figurines, Vol. 5(A). no. 11, p. 48, pl. XXX.3, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2000. "The New Cypriot Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Minerva, 11(3): p. 23, fig. 24.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 260, pp. 160–61, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2006. Aspects of Everyday Life in Cyprus: Iconographic Representations. no. 94, p. 123, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 288, pp. 247, 462–63, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 225, pp. 132–33, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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