About this object

A head of a young boy or a man from a votive statue and possibly of the temple boy type. The facial features have significanly eroded but there is a slight smile on the face of the boy. The boy is wearing the Macedonian hat, kausia.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    3rd 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
    100 mm x 72 mm
  • Note
    A similar head is No 158 in the Cesnola Collection Catalogue of the Metropolital Museum of New York, pp.140-141. Temple boys statuettes with a similar head and hat are in the Nicosia Cyprus Museum, see Cecilia Beer's catalogue of Temple boys, No 85 and No 83. Similar heads are also in the Louvre's collections of Cypriot sculpture, example AM3400 from the 1989 Louvre catalogue. The Louvre examples have originated from Golgoi and are dated in the 3rd 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
    Description:

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