Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone votive statuette of a hound seizing a hare

Period:
Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
5th–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
L. 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm); H. 2 3/8 in (6 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2664
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This statue may have been a gift for a hunter. Traces of red paint remain on the mouth and collar of the hound and on the hare's ears.
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. LXXX, 523, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1150, p. 182, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 374, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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