Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a temple boy

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
12 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (31.8 x 23.5 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2762
Not on view
Seated figure with earrings, with chain of amulets over left shoulder, holding a hare.
From Cyprus “Found in the ruins of a temple at Curium”

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. CXXXI.971, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1219, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beer, Cecilia. 1994. Temple-Boys: A Study of Cypriote Votive Sculpture, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Vol. 113. pp. 55-62, pl. 161a-d, Jonsered: Paul Aströms Förlag.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 260, p. 205, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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