Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of Zeus Ammon

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (9.5 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2560
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Zeus Ammon is a Hellenized form of an Egyptian deity characterized by the ram's head. The figure is shown here seated on a throne and wearing a long tunic. It reflects the variety of cultures that came together on Cyprus.
Found in a tomb at Golgoi

Doell, Johannes. 1873. Die Sammlung Cesnola. pl. 7, 12 (222), St. Petersburg: L’Académie Impérial des Sciences.

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. LXXXVIII.248, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1138, p. 181, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Myres, John L. 1940-1945. "Excavations in Cyprus, 1913." Annual of the British School at Athens, 41:

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 3, pp. 60–1. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 322, p. 241, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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