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Limestone funerary monument with a seated woman

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 42 x 17 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (106.7 x 44.5 x 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2489
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Woman seated, with folded hands, wearing tunic, cloak, and veil.
From the necropolis of Salamis

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. CXXVI.918, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1399, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pogiatzi, Elena. 2003. Die Grabreliefs auf Zypern: von der archaischen bis zur romischen Zeit. cat. 91, pp. 179-80, pl. LII, Mannheim: Bibliopolis.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 484, p. 348, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Scherrer, Peter, Gabriele Koiner, and Anja Ulbrich. 2013. Hellenistisches Zypern [Hellenistic Cyprus. Proceedings of the International Conference, Department of Archaeology, University of Graz, 14 October 2010] pp. 81-3, fig. 7a-b, Graz: Unipress graz.

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