About this object

A young male head from a votive statue wearing a wreath of laurel leaves. The eyes are thin and set in their sockets and the upper eye lids are attached to the arches of the eye brows. The lips are thin and he was most probabaly smiling. The hair at the crown of the head and the back is wavy. The ears are small and well shaped. The right hand side of the head has eroded, part of the jaw and most of the nose are broken.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
  • Date made
    3rd Century; 2nd 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
    225 mm x 130 mm
  • Note
    Droop commented on the charm of this head and saw it as representative of the later 5th century in the treatment of the hair in separate locks but very flat and similar to the one in the Cesnola collection which according to Myres indicate the inflruece of the sculptor Polykleitos. A round head according to Droop who compared it to
  • Related people
    Capt Fothergill ( Collector)

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  • Handbook and Guide to the Collection of Cypriote Sculptures

    Date: 1931

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