About this object

A small female head from an underlife size votive statuette. The head is wearing a hat with a conical end at the upper back of the head. The eyes are big and appear to be turning downwards. The lips are thin and may have been smiling. The female is wearing earings on both ears. The hair at the back is arranged in raised lozenges made by zig zag chisel marks.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    6th Century BC late
  • 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
    105 mm x 62 mm
  • Note
    A projecting artificial peak representing a definite hairstyle as in 16.5.72.32 , 16.5.72.102, 16.5.72.116. 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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