About this object

A statue of the type known as the temple boy, seated in an oblong plinth and of a wide and short body. The boy's left leg is foreshortened and crossed at the front of the body. The left arm is to the side and wears a bracelet at the wrist. The left hand holds a round object. The right leg is bent and is in a right angle to the body. His right arm extends to the front of the right leg and may have been stroking an animal. The boy wears a long cloak with pleated sleeves, much of the details of the cloak have eroded. From his left shoulder hangs a single chain of rectangular amulets and signet rings but the details of the chain have significantly eroded. The back of the statue is very flat.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypriot
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    400 BC - 375 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
    250 mm x 275 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: the statue was unmarked and was identified as 16.5.72.12 using the old registry and the dimensions quoted in it.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

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