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Donkey figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1811
Not on view
The solid, handmade donkey carries panniers. The right foreleg, part of the tail, most of the harness bands, and the greater part of the ears are missing.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Alambra

Colonna-Ceccaldi, Georges. 1882. Monuments Antiques de Chypre, de Syrie et d'Égypte. p. 132, Paris: Didier.

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. XIV.104, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2083, p. 343, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1996. "The Cypro-archaic period monsters, animals and miscellanea." The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 6. p. 29, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Hermary, Antoine. 2000. Amathonte: Les figurines en terre cuite, archaïques et classiques, les sculptures en pierre, Vol. 5. p. 55, n. 144, Paris: Éditions Recherché sur les Civilisations.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 247, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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