Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone finial of a funerary stele with volutes and the head of Hathor

Period:
Archaic
Date:
second or third quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 x 31 x 2 1/2 in. (45.7 x 78.7 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2495
Not on view
Tombstone with Hathor head, sacred tree and lotus flowers.
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. XXII.51, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1419, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 1, p. 132, fig. 17. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Hermary, Antoine. 1985. "Un nouveau chapiteau hathorique trouvé à Amathonte." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 109(2): pp. 676, 681.

Walcher, Katja. 2009. Die Architektur und Bauernornamentik der archaischen Königsgräber von Tamassos auf Zypern . no. III.52, p. 130, pl. 30.4, Rahden/ Westf: VML, Verlag Marie Leidorf.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 458, p. 330–31, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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