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Limestone statuette of Zeus Ammon

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (13.3 x 8.9 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2675
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The god rests his hands on the rams flanking his throne, and rams' horns grow from his youthful head.
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. LXXXVIII.584, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1137, 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:

Masson, Olivier. 1971. "Kypriaka IX: Recherches sur les antiquités de Golgoi." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 95: p. 371.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 4a, pp. 65–6. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 323, p. 241, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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