The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made in two molds and is hollow. There is a small vent underneath the body. It has short legs, wings in relief, and applied pellets for the eyes and wattles.
Said to have been found in a tomb at Idalion, Cyprus
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. LXXVI.684, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 408, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.