About this object

A small male head from a votive statuette. The male is wearing a wreath and has a short triangular beard. His lips are thin and he is smiling. The eyes are almond shaped and the ears are well defined. His hair is long at the back of the neck. Most of the facial features have eroded and part of the left side of the head is missing.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    6th Century BC - 5th 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
    125 mm x 95 mm
  • Note
    A projecting artificial peak representing a definite hairstyle as 16.5.72.32 , 16.5.72.102, 16.5.72.105. Droop interpreted this as a link between these heads and the porcelain rhyton found in the Mycenean tomb of Enkomi.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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Publications

  • Some Limestone Heads from Cyprus in the Liverpool Public Museums

    Droop, John Percival

    Author: Droop, John Percival
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: March 1931
    Description:

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