Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Figure of a standing woman

Period:
Parthian
Date:
ca. 2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, said to be from Ctesiphon
Culture:
Parthian
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Wolfe Expedition, Purchase, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Gift, 1886
Accession Number:
86.16.2
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward who bought it in London on his return from the Wolfe Expedition to Assyria and Babylonia (1884-1885).

“Near Eastern Art,” The American Federation of Arts, New York, January 1, 1961–January 1, 1962.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The stone sculptures of the Cesnola collection of Cypriote antiquities in Halls 5 and 3. Handbook no. 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1082 1/2, p. 76.

von der Osten, Hans H. 1926. "Seven Parthian Statuettes." The Art Bulletin 8 (3), p. 170, fig. 3.
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