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Limestone woman

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2547
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.

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