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Terracotta statuette of a woman with child

Period:
Middle Cypriot
Date:
ca. 1900–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.31 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1538
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The seated mother with a cradle on her lap is a rare subject in White Painted Ware figurines. The figurine was originally attached to a large vase or a flat platform.
Said to be from Alambra

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. I.3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2007, p. 334, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1976. The Civilization of Prehistoric Cyprus. no. 102, p. 131, Athens: Ekdotike Athenon.

Karageorghis, Jacqueline. 1977. La grande déesse de Chypre et son culte à travers l'iconographie de l'époque néolithique au VIème s.a.C.. p. 66, pl. 18a, Lyon: Maison de l'Orient.

Orphanides, Andreas G. 1983. ""Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines in the Cesnola Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 5, pp. 8–9, pl. VII.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1991. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 1. no. WHP.Bh.1, p. 170–71, pl. CXXXVI.2, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 8, pp. 22–23, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2006. Aspects of Everyday Life in Cyprus: Iconographic Representations. no. 29, p. 48, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 265, pp. 228, 458, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 5, pp. 18–19, 252, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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