Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a woman holding a baby

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Asia Minor, Myrina (?)
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1729
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine, of kourotrophos type, is mold-made and hollow. The back may be mold-made, although it lacks detail.
Said to be from the temple of Artemis Paralia at Kition, Cyprus

Strahan, Edward. 1881. "Greek Terra-Cottas from Tanagra and Elsewhere." Scribner's Monthly, 21(5). p. 923.

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. XLI.329, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2217, pp. 357-8, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 420, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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