Sculpture of a Priest King

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About this object

Head of a statue identified as a Priest King. The man wears an Egyptian style double crown that has a scale pattern in the upper part of it .The lower part closer to the forehead has a winged Uraeus. The man has a beard that resembles Assyrian representations of kings. Both the hair at the forehead and the beard are made of our snail shaped locks .

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Cypro-Archaic II
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    525 BC about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Collector
    St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Site A
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    330 mm x 190 mm
  • Note
    Excavation finding KA 730 found in the siege mound from Kouklia. F. G. Maier, 'Priest Kings in Cyprus', in E. Peltenburg (ed.), Early Society in Cyprus (1989), pp. 376-391, figs. 40.1-2.
    images of front view and both profiles T00246 / T00246A / T00246B. Uraeus snake forms are an emblema of royal crown of Egypt since the Middle Kindgom and they appear in the statues from Golgoi. The winged Uraeus is unique and does not appear on Egyptian crowns, it appears more on pectorals, royal monuments or religious representations.
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  • Kypris the Aphrodite of Cyprus

    Karageorghis Jacqueline

    Author: Karageorghis Jacqueline
    Publisher: Leventis Foundation
    Date: 2005
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  • Les fonctions sacerdotales des souverains Chypriotes

    Hermary Antoine

    Author: Hermary Antoine
    Publisher:
    Date:
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  • Priest Kings in Cyprus

    F. G, Maier

    Author: F. G, Maier
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