Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta mask in the shape of the head of a fox, dog, or bat

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; handmade
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) Diameter 4 5 /16'' (11cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1761
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The mask is handmade. It has a flaring, bell-shaped neck and pellet eyes.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2077, p. 342, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen. 1920. "Greek Votive Offerings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 15(2): p. 38.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1993. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 3. no. 51, p. 122, pl. LXX.7, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 245, pp. 143, 260, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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