Exhibitions/ Art Object

Seated bird figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.57.14
Not on view
The figurine is handmade and hollow. Its wings are closed, it has pellet ears, and very short stumps below the breast for legs.
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.698, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1996. "The Cypro-archaic period monsters, animals and miscellanea." The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 6. p. 54, pl. XXXII.7, no. S.c.40, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 254, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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