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Limestone funerary monument of a woman

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 43 in. (109.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2490
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The deceased woman is accompanied by a servant girl who holds a jewelry chest in her right hand; a round object that resembles a mirror hangs from her left arm. The tight curls that frame the woman's face were made fashionable in the court of the Flavian emperors at Rome toward the end of the first century A.D. The face of the plinth on which the servant stands is inscribed: "Zoilos of Golgoi made [it]."
Inscription: Inscribed in Greek letters on base: "Zoilos of Golgoi made [me]"
From the necropolis of Golgoi

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. CXXXVIII.1032, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CL, Suppl. 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1381, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Masson, Olivier. 1971. "Kypriaka IX: Recherches sur les antiquités de Golgoi." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 95: pp. 329–30, fig. 18.

Connelly, Joan. 1988. Votive Sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus. pp. 9, 15 [n. 50], fig. 21, Nicosia, Cyprus: Department of Antiquities of Cyprus.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 431, p. 267, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 304, pp. 263, 466, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 489, pp. 352–53, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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