About this object

A small female head from a votive statuette. The woman is wearing a conical hat or a veil that covers her hair and ears. Only a thin row of hair can be seen on her forehead. She has small eyes and low eye brows. Her lips are thin and in a slight smile. The nose is broken. The head may have belonged to the type of statuette known as kourotrophos ( holding a child ).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    4th 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
    120 mm x 60 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: similar to the 16.5.72.147. Similiar heads can be found in the Louvre's collection, 1989 catalogue AM 3056, AM 3050, pp. 234-35. The Louvre heads originated from Golgoi and they are dated in the 4th century BC.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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