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Limestone statuette of a bird

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/8 x 14 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (16.2 x 36.8 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2831
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On Cyprus, birds were frequently associated with the cult of Aphrodite.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1166, p. 183, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 357, pp. 224-5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 280, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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