About this object

A small female head from an underlife size votive statue. The face is round and slight turned to the left. The woman has big and bulgy eyes with wide and thin lips in a slight smile. The hair is made out of straight chisel hatches. She has well defined ears and she wears earings on both her ears.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    6th Century BC late; 5th Century BC early
  • 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
    130 mm x 70 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: the head is very similar to the small female head 16.5.72.103.
    Droop saw this as one of the later than the 5th or 4th century, Hellenistic or Roman heads from the collection and suggested that the bulding cheeks and eyes and snubbish nose seemed to imitate a person of an African origin.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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Publications

  • Handbook and Guide to the Collection of Cypriote Sculptures

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    Date: 1931
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