Head from a votive statuette

About this object

A very small head from a female votive statuette. Most of the facial features are damaged. She is wearing a hat, possilby a sakkos with a conical end at the back of the head or the hair. The sakkos is open at the front. A thick lock of hair shapes a pointed arch at the forehead. The hair underneath the sakkos is rendered in herring bones lines. The female wears round earings and has long hair at the back of the neck.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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
    1872 before
  • Measurements
    105 mm x 55 mm
  • Related people
    Captain Fothergill (Collector)

Explore related


  • Some Limestone Heads from Cyprus in the Liverpool Public Museums

    Droop, John Percival

    Author: Droop, John Percival
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: March 1931

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