Head from a votive statue

About this object

A male head of a bearded man from a votive statue. The man is wearing a wreath. His hair is arranged in cylindrical locks under the wreath and ending on the edge in knobs with a low row on his forehead. His beard is short and was proably triangular and is also made out of locks of curls. Part of the nose and most of the jaw is broken. The almond shaped eyes and brows are well defined. The man has a faded smile and is typical of the lifesize or smaller devotional statues which would be wearing the chiton and the himation in the Greek manner and found in Cypriot sanctuaries of Apollo at Idalon and Phyla.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    6th Century BC - 5th 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
  • Note
    Curator's note: the head compares well with the Catalogue No 82 of the Cesnola catalogue of Cypriot sculptures, p. 90
  • Related people
    Capt Fothergill ( Collector)

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    Edmondson, John; Bienkowski, Piotr

    Author: Edmondson, John; Bienkowski, Piotr
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    Date: 2014

  • Handbook and Guide to the Collection of Cypriote Sculptures

    Date: 1931

  • Some Limestone Heads from Cyprus in the Liverpool Public Museums

    Droop, John Percival

    Author: Droop, John Percival
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: 1931-03

Object view = Humanities
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