About this object

Body from a small votive statue of the type known as the temple boy. The child sits on a narrow oblong plinth and has the left leg bent and crossed at the front. The right leg is bent at the knee and in a right angle to the side of the body. The left arm rests to the side of the body, holding a round object. The right hand strokes an aninal most likely a bird that is seated on the boy's lap. The boy is wearing a V shaped tunic with shoulder sleeves and vertical incisions on it. There is a triangular shape on his chest, possibly the chain of amulets that the temple boy statuettes usually wear. The child's wrists have bracelets. The statuette's head is missing and the back is cut roughly and is relatively flat.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    350 - 300 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
    165 mm x 195 mm
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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  • Temple Boys

    Beer Cecilia

    Author: Beer Cecilia
    Publisher: Paul Astroms forlag
    Date: 1994

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