Exhibitions/ Art Object

Head of a comic figurine

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
Late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic ?
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1499
Not on view
The masked head is mold-made and solid. The back is flattened.
From Cyprus Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, 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. LXVII.614, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2340, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 418, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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