Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Cypriot sculptors assimilated influences not only from the East but also from the Greek world. Carved in local Cypriot limestone, this figure is a kore (maiden) of the type well known from examples of marble, terracotta, and bronze. East Greek works would have provided the most immediate sources of inspiration.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1081, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 196, Myres 1081, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.