Temple Boy statuette

About this object

Body of a boy statuette of the type known as the temple boy. The head is missing. The boy is seated on a slanted plinth with the left leg crossed at the front and he has his left arm resting to the side. Only part of his right leg which would have been bent and at a right angle to the side has survived. The boy's right hand is holding or stroking a bird. The boy wears a long and heavily pleated chiton that covers his legs and bracelets on both his wrists. Most of the details of the body and the clothing have faded.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    4th Century BC
  • Materials
  • 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
    150 mm x 170 mm
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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