Exhibitions/ Art Object

Seated male figurine

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lucy W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.2133
Not on view
The figurine is solid and handmade from hard red clay. The man is seated as if on the ground.
Until 1888, collection of Joseph William Drexel, New York; acquired in 1889, gift of Mrs. Lucy Wharton Drexel.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 792, p. 55, lot 771-817, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 1995. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus, Vol. 4. no. 3, p. 138, pl. LXXIX.6, Nicosia: Foundation Anasatasios G. Leventis.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. no. 152, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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