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Limestone statue fragment of a right hand with a bracelet, holding a flower

Period:
Late Classical–Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (6.4 x 8.3 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5180
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The right hand holds a flower with five petals; a bracelet circles the wrist. The nails are carefully articulated.
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.115, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1679, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 393, p. 284, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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