Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a flute-player

Period:
Archaic
Date:
end of the 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
9 2/4 x 3 2/4 x 2 2/4 in. (24.1 x 8.9 x 6.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2537
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The head may not belong to the body, because his hair does not reach his shoulders.
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.48, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1070, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 230, p. 185, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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