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Limestone statuette of a seated female figure

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca.525–500 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (11.4 x 9.2 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2564
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure, probably female, is seated, her hands on the armrests. She wears a long tunic with red paint on the sleeves and on the edge of the garment.
“In a tomb 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. LVII, 372, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1134, p. 180, 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. p. 24, pl. 25, 7, Paris: Éditions Recherché sur les Civilisations.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 202, p. 134, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 192, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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