About this object

A small head of a young man from a votive sculpture. The eyes are well defined with the corners of the eye lids meeting. His eye brows are quite low and close to the eye, the right eye is broken. The young man is wearing a wreath and has short straight hair with a thin line of hair underneath the wreath at the forehead. The back of the head is missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    4th 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
    145 mm x 90 mm x 55 mm; 5 11/16 in x 3 9/16 in x 2 3/16 in
  • Note
    Droop greatly admired this head and commented on its beauty, reminiscent of the school of Praxiteles. He also noted that this was the only head in the collection to be showing the upper eye lid overlapping the lower at the outer corner, a convention of Greek sculpture from the mid 5th century BC
  • 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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