About this object

A small female head from a votive statue. The woman has wide eyes with well defined eye lids, the nose is broken and the lips are thin but have significantly faded. The hair at the crown of the head has a conical shape that may suggest that it was arranged in a fillet or a scarf ( sakkos ). She is wearing a wreath of slender leaves and flower buds. The hair at the back of the neck is short and has a cross hatched design. The woman is wearing round earings on both her ears.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    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
    110 mm x 85 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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