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; mold-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Classification:
Cesnola Inscriptions
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2363
Not on view
The figurine has a mold-made face. The head, shoulders, and upper chest are preserved. She has large almond-shaped eyes, ridged eyelids and eyebrows, and smiling lips.
From Cyprus Said to be from Soli

Hall, Isaac H. 1875. "The Cypriote Inscriptions of the Di Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City." Journal of the American Oriental Society, 10. no. 26, p. 237.

Hall, Isaac H. 1885. "The Cypriot Inscriptions of the Cesnola Collection in New York." Journal of the American Oriental Society, 11. no. 26, p. 237.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. no. 2, p. 150, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1899, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 198, pp. 117, 258–59, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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