Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a nursing mother

Period:
Archaic
Date:
3rd quarter of 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 7 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (17.8 x 9.5 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2526
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The type of the kourotrophos is common in Cypriot stone and terracotta sculpture. The woman sits on a high-backed throne and holds the well-swaddled child on her lap.
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. XXXVIII.247, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1124, p. 180, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Reinach, Salomon. 1924. "Deux mille trois cent quatre-vingt statues." Répertoire de la Statuaire Grecque et Romaine, Vol. 5, pt. 2, 2nd edn. p.115, n.3, Paris: E. Leroux.

Myres, John L. 1940-1945. "Excavations in Cyprus, 1913." Annual of the British School at Athens, 41: p. 66.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. p. 217, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 214, p. 177, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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