Standing female figurine, Terracotta, Cypriot

Standing female figurine

Period:
Late Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 7 9/16 in. (19.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1578
Not on view
The figurine is mold-made and hollow. The back is handmade, with a small round vent at chest level. The veil around the head was added.
From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Amathus

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. XXIV.195, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 278, p. 25, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2155, p. 351, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1998. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus: The Cypro-archaic period small female figurines, Vol. 5(B). no. 180, p. 66, pl. XVIII.3, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Terracottas. no. 185, pp. 110, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.