About this object

A headless statuette of a temple boy with a long and thin torso seated in a wide oblong plinth. The left leg is crossed at the front of the body. Only the thigh part of the right leg survives and it is most likely that the right leg was bent and at a right angle to the body like other examples from Fothergill's collection of Cypriot limestone sculpture. The upper parts of the two arms have survived only. The right palm is resting on the thigh. The boy is wearing a long and pleated cloak with sleeves. The cloak is raised to expose the boy's genitalia. On his chest and hanging from the left shoulder the boy wears a single chain of pyramid and rectangular amulets and signet rings. At the back of the statuette and along the waist the pleats of the cloak are raised to exposed the buttocks of the boy.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    375 - 325 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
    285 mm x 250 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: the statuette was unmarked and was identifed as from the old registry and its dimensions.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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