Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta seated veiled woman

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1740
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back seems mold-made, although it is plain except for the top of the seat.
From Cyprus

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 146, p. 14, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2222, p. 357, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Terracottas. no. 317, pp. 187, 263, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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