About this object

Part of the head of a young boy from a votive statuette. The young boy is smiling and his eyes are well shaped with low arched eybrows. He iw wearing a wreath that has significantly faded with short locks of hair at the back of the head. The part of the head must have been glued with its other half as there are traces of glue on the broken side.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    3rd - 2nd Century BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Captain Fothergill
  • Collector
    Captain Fothergill
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
    Before 1872
  • Measurements
    105 mm x 100 mm x 4 mm; 4 1/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 3/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Similar examples of small boy statuettes holding offerings are included in A..Hermary's catalogue of the Cesnola collections of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, catalogue number 150-151, pp.136-37.
    Droop praised this head and regretted the fact that there was only half of it. He categorised it in the group of later, Hellenistic or Roman head that reproduced the classical features
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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