About this object

Small head of a female possibly from a votive statuette. The facial features are mostly broken. She is wearing a type of veil or headdress and the back of a seat can be discerned. The back of the head is very flat and the statue was most probably attached to an architectural setting. The head is probably from the type of kourotrophos( woman seated and holding a child ).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    5th Century BC about
  • 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
    124 mm x 174 mm x 77 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note : see example of kourotrophoi in the same collection by Captain Fothergill 16.5.72.147
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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