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Upper part of a limestone statuette of a male aulos player

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd or 3rd quarter of the 6th century
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall:H.: 8 1/8 x W.:6 1/4 x D.:3 7/8 in. (20.6 x 15.9 x 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2531
Not on view
The head and the upper part of the torso remain. The instrument is missing. Only the top of the reeds and the phorbeia in relief remain, as well as the points where the hands were attached to the chest.
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.43, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1026, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 227, p. 184, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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