Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a male aulos player

Period:
Archaic
Date:
1st half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall:H.: 6 1/2 xW.: 3 1/2 x D.:2 13/16 in. (16.5 x 8.9 x 7.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2519
Not on view
The body, dressed in a smooth tunic, is disproportionately wide and flat in the front. The hands lift the instrument; the phorbeia is indicated in relief.
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.49, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1025, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 223, p. 182, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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