About this object

A headless statuette of the type known as the temple boy. The boy is seated in an oblong plinth with his right leg crossed at the front, his left arm to the side of the leg, wearing a bracelet and holding a round object with a loop whole in the middle of it. The right leg is bent and is in a right angle to the body with the right hand resing on it. The boy is wearing a long cloak with sleeves but most of the details of the pleats have eroded. The cloak is raised to expose the boy's genitals. On his chest a single a chain of rectangular and pyramid amulets can just about be discerned. The back of the statuette is very flat and it is generally in a poor condition.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    4th centuty 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
    223 mm x 156 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: the statuette was unamrked and was identified using the dimensions in the old registry.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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