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Terracotta female figure playing a lyre, probably a votary; solid hand-made body with applied details worked with a tool; cylindrical body with splaying base (concave underneath); she is standing, supporting the instrument (upper part missing) with her left hand, and plays with her right hand extended across the chest; she has a large pointed nose and chin, with an incised mouth (traces of red on the lips); she wears a turban-like headdress and large ear-flaps, details incised; elaborate jewellery: long pendant earrings, a choker necklace with a large pendant resting on her upper chest, and a long chain, incised, supporting another pendant which rests on her right wrist; made of buff clay with slight traces of painted decoration (eyes ringed with bakc, red on the body and face).

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Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1900,0903.18

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Terracotta A142

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011e 7
Terracotta A142
Karageorghis Coroplastic VA p. 44, cat. no. 77; pl. XXIX:3

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Object types
figure (scope note | all objects)

Materials
terracotta (scope note | all objects)
Type Series
Yon and Caubet Lapithos Workshop 1
Techniques
painted (scope note | all objects)
incised (scope note | all objects)
handmade (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Lapithos (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Kyrenia (district),Lapithos)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Lapithos, Cave sanctuary at a locality called 'Embros Temenon' 0.5km east of Lapithos village (near) (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Kyrenia (district),Lapithos)
Date
600BC-550BC
Period/Culture
Cypro-Archaic II (scope note | all objects)


Description
Terracotta female figure playing a lyre, probably a votary; solid hand-made body with applied details worked with a tool; cylindrical body with splaying base (concave underneath); she is standing, supporting the instrument (upper part missing) with her left hand, and plays with her right hand extended across the chest; she has a large pointed nose and chin, with an incised mouth (traces of red on the lips); she wears a turban-like headdress and large ear-flaps, details incised; elaborate jewellery: long pendant earrings, a choker necklace with a large pendant resting on her upper chest, and a long chain, incised, supporting another pendant which rests on her right wrist; made of buff clay with slight traces of painted decoration (eyes ringed with bakc, red on the body and face).

Dimensions
Height: 17.5 centimetres


Curator's comments
See Caubet and Yon 1988 for a discussion of the Lapithos workshop based on the examples in the Louvre.


Subject
devotee/worshipper (all objects)
music (all objects)


Acquisition date
1900

Acquisition name
Donated by Sir William Frederick Haynes Smith (biographical details | all objects)


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