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Seated boy

Cypro-Classical II
4th century B.C.
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
The figurine, of "temple boy" type, is handmade and solid, with a mold-made face. He sits on a plinth, with his right leg folded under his body and his left knee bent.
From Cyprus From Kourion, the temple of Apollo Hylates

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. XLIV.345, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Winter, Franz. 1903. Die antiken terra-cotten im auftrag des Archäologischen instituts des Deutschen reichs: Die Typen der figürlichen Terrakotten, Vol. 3(2). p. 270, no. 12b, Stuttgart: Deutsches Archaologisches Institut.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2292, p. 361, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Robinson, David Moore. 1931. Excavations at Olynthus: The Terra-cottas of Olynthus found in 1928, Vol. 4, D.M. Robinson, ed. p. 78, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 329, pp. 195, 265, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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