Terracotta figurine of a seated goddess, Terracotta, Cypriot

Terracotta figurine of a seated goddess

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
h. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1588
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine, a seated goddess of the Kition type, is mold-made, hollow, and heavily retouched. The back is handmade, flattened, and pared.
Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, 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. XLIX.379, 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. 135, p. 13, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2199, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Caubet, Annie, Sabine Fourrier, Anne Queyrel, and Frieda Vandenabeele. 1998. L'art des modeleurs d'argile : antiquités de Chypre, coroplastique. under no. 795, p. 502, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Terracottas. no. 307, pp. 181–82, 263, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.