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Limestone grave marker

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 57 x 27 3/4in. (144.8 x 70.5cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2485
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 175
The influence of Greek grave monuments can be seen in this relief of a seated woman with her right hand raised to lift her himation (cloak) over her head, as though preparing for departure. Greek artists, however, rarely showed such figures in a frontal position.
From the necropolis of Golgoi

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1400, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 349, pp. 218-9, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pogiatzi, Elena. 2003. Die Grabreliefs auf Zypern: von der archaischen bis zur romischen Zeit. cat. 63, pp. 156-7, pl. XXXVII, Mannheim: Bibliopolis.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 479, Myres 1400, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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