Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a rooster

Late Hellenistic
2nd–1st century B.C. (?)
Greek, Cypriot
Terracotta; mold-made
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made in two molds and is hollow. There is a small vent underneath the body. It has short legs, wings in relief, and applied pellets for the eyes and wattles.
Said to have been found in a tomb at Idalion, 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. LXXVI.684, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Terracottas. no. 408, p. 240, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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