Exhibitions/ Art Object

Head and upper body of a female figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1555
Not on view
The figurine is handmade and solid. The head, shoulders and arms, and upper chest are preserved. She bends both arms to her chest to hold an unidentifiable object just below her pellet breasts.
From Cyprus Said to have been found in a tomb at Idalion

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. XI.85, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2060, p. 340, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 200, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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