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Limestone flute-player

Period:
Archaic
Date:
1st half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2508
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The asymmetrical body of the figure stands on a slanting plinth, barefoot. The arms are long and thin. The figure wears a long, pleatless tunic and holds in each hand a reed of his very long aulos.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

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. XXI.42, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1024, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1976. The Civilization of Prehistoric Cyprus. Athens: Ekdotike Athenon.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 197, p. 132, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2006. Aspects of Everyday Life in Cyprus: Iconographic Representations. no. 125, p. 148, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 226, p. 183, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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