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Limestone figure with mask

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 1/4 x 4 x 2 1/4in. (26 x 10.2 x 5.7cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2538
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The figure is holding the mask of a stag's head with both hands, as if to put on or remove it. He may be a priest or worshiper participating in a ritual.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

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. XXIV.59, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1030, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 4, p. 19, pl. IV.2. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 248, pp. 196–97, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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