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Dionysos mask

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.(?)
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1758
Not on view
The backless head is mold-made. The center front of the headdress is broken away. The top is pierced with one hole for suspension. The broad face is expressionless.
From Cyprus Said to be from the Salt Lake near Larnaca, 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. LIX.491, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2345, 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. 344, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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