Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statue fragment of a right hand holding a phiale (libation bowl)

Period:
Late Archaic–Classical
Date:
late 6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
L. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm); D. of phiale 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2699
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
A large right hand, the nails of which are well articulated, holds a fluted phiale decorated with lotus flowers.
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. XXVIII.107, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1156, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 286, p. 219, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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