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
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    3rd 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
    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. Also similar to the British Museum number 1873,0320.82 limestone statuette of a boy dressed as a Macedonian soldier holding a round object in his outstretched left hand, possibly a ball or an apple, 300-250 BC. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=464794&partId=1&searchText=Roman+soldier&page=10
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill ( Collector)

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