Head from a votive statue

About this object

A lifesize male head from a votive statue. The hair on the forehead is in two rows of curls and arranged under a fillet on the crown. The young male is wearing a wreath of ivy leaves. The eyes are big and almond shaped, the lips are thin and in a slight smile. The nose is well shaped with wide nostrils, the upper bone of the nose is broken.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    6th Century BC late - 5th Century BC early
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Captain Fothergill
  • Collector
    Captain Fothergill
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
    1972 before
  • Measurements
    300 mm x 180 mm
  • Note
    Similar to catalogue number 99, 100 of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Sculpture, Metropolital Museum of New York, online publication, pp.103- 104.
    Droop compared its wreath with but noted that because it did not have a beard it could not be Dionysus. Droop commented on the delicate contours of this head.
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

Explore related


  • Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art

    Antoine Hermary and Joan R Mertens

    Author: Antoine Hermary and Joan R Mertens
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Date: 2014

  • Handbook and Guide to the Collection of Cypriote Sculptures

    Date: 1931

Object view = Humanities
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