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Terracotta standing human figure

Period:
Middle Cypriot III or Late Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 1725–1450 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1539
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is handmade and solid. The figure has probably become detached from a vessel.
Said to be from Nicosia-Ayia Paraskevi, 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. LXXXII.738, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2006, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. 6, pp. 9–10, pl. VI.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1991. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 1. no. WHP.V.2, p. 189, pl. CXLVI.2, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 6, pp. 19, 252, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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