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Limestone funerary stele with a sacred tree and sphinxes

Period:
Classical
Date:
first half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Height: 29 3/4 x 30 in. (75.6 x 76.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2496
Not on view
Funerary stele with two sphinxes supporting the sacred tree, enclosed in volutes.
From the necropolis of Golgoi

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1877. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residence in That Island. p. 117, London: John Murray.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. C.673, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1420, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mercklin, Eugen von. 1962. Antike Figuralkapitelle. no. 67, p. 22, fig. 90, Berlin: W. de Gruyter & Co.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 471, p. 338, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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