About this object

A small head of a young male from a votive statuette. The face has a slightly tilted expression to the right and he is wearing an oriental hat which is pointed at the top and has side long flaps covering the back of the neck but not the ears. The eyelids are thick and the eyes are almond shaped but the male is not smiling. The nose is partially broken and part of the jaw is missing, the left side of the face has heavily eroded.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    5th Century BC late; 4th Century BC early
  • 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
    125 mm x 80 mm x 95 mm; 4 15/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in
  • Note
    Drooped dated this to the latter part of the 5th century and noted that this and 16.5.72.74 recall the figures of the mid 5th century frieze of the Temple at Phigalia in the British Museum
  • 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
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