Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Upper part of a limestone statuette of a female aulos player

Period:
Archaic
Date:
1st quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: H.:6 1/2 x W.:5 1/8 x D.:3 1/8 in. (16.5 x 13 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2532
Not on view
The lower half of the body is missing and the surface is damaged. The woman holds in each hand a reed of the aulos that she plays.
Found “in the ruins of a temple at Amathus”

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.46, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1027, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Veronica Tatton-Brown. 1981. Amathonte: Testimonia. Deuxième partie, Les sculptures découvertes avant 1975, Vol. 2. no. 23, Paris: Éditions Recherché sur les Civilisations.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 222, p. 181, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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