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Limestone fragment of a lyre or throne

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 3rd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 7 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/2 in. (19.7 x 5.1 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2583
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The head of an eagle may have been part of the lyre in a very large statue of the god Apollo or, less probably, it may have embellished the throne of a seated figure.
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. XXVII.98, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1174, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2002. Early Cyprus: Crossroads of the Mediterranean. pl. 402, Los Angeles, California: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 426, pp. 302–3, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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