About this object

Body of a small male votive statue of the type known as the temple boys. The head, arms and part of the right leg are missing. The statuette is seated on a slanted plinth only part of which survives and has the left leg crossed to the front. The part of the right leg surviving is bent and raised at a right angle to the side of the body. The statuette is wearing a heavily pleated chiton that covers most of the legs. On the chest of the boy there is the chain of protective amulets. At the front and In between the legs of the boy there is part of an animal possibly a bird that temple boys typically hold or stroke. Most of the details of the statuette have faded.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Late 5th 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
    250 mm x 170 mm
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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