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Limestone coffin model

Period:
Cypro-Geometric I
Date:
ca. 1050–950 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 3in. (10.6 x 10.8 x 7.6cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5163
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
This model is particularly elaborate, with the cutouts at the base and the decoration of the Great Goddess or her priestess and horned animals in low relief.
From the necropolis of Idalion

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. LXXIX.505, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1666, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 2, p. 91. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 2005. Kypris: the Aphrodite of Cyprus: Ancient Sources and Archaeological Evidence. pp. 193–94, fig. 247, Nicosia, Cyprus: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 410, pp. 292–93, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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