About this object

A male head from a votive statue. Much of the facial details of the head are broken. The hair on the crown and back is made in shallow locks and in spiral curls on the forehead.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    5th Century BC
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Captain Fothergill
  • Collector
    Captain Fothergill
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
    1872 before
  • Measurements
    300 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    Droop commented that the head had a raised surface round the chin with no attempt to show the hair of the beard by modelling and this could be an indication that colour was used for that purpose and compared to a parallel from the metopes of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Droop believed this to be a specific of style confused by Archaistic tendences by delibaretely reversing to the manner of an earlier age. The siff spiral curls belonged to the 6th century BC but the deep setting of the eyes in the manner popularised by Scopas of the 4th century BC. The treatment of the hair is naturalistic and Drooped believed the head not to be earlier than 350 BC. The round shape of the head very different from any of the other examples in the same collection.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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Publications

  • Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art

    Antoine Hermary and Joan R Mertens

    Author: Antoine Hermary and Joan R Mertens
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Date: 2014
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  • Handbook and Guide to the Collection of Cypriote Sculptures

    Author:
    Publisher:
    Date: 1931
    Description:

  • Some Limestone Heads from Cyprus in the Liverpool Public Museums

    Droop, John Percival

    Author: Droop, John Percival
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: March 1931
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