The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
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.