6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES NOYES DE FOREST
A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF ARTEMIS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
With wavy hair parted in the center and pulled back over her headband into a long chignon, adorned with earrings, the top of her quiver visible over her proper right shoulder, traces of red pigment preserved in her eyes, lips and hair
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832-1904).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, acquired 1873-1878.
Collection of Charles Noyes de Forest (d. 1929).
By descent to the current owner.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Stone Sculpture of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 14, 18 and 19, New York, 1904, no. 887, pp. 61-62.
Said to be from the temple to Apollo at Pyla.
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