Head from a votive statuette

About this object

A small round head of a male from a votive statuette, possibly of the type of the Temple Boys. The male has a very low forehead with a thin line of hair. His eyes are big and almond shaped almost disproportional to the rest of the facial features.The lips are thin and the nose although partially broken is well defined with wide nostrils. The jaw of the head is broken and the back is very flat.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
  • Date made
    5th Century BC late - 4th 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
    95 mm x 75 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note : Droops refers to this head as an example from the second group of the temple boys from this collection, the triangular or wedge shaped ones as these heads narrow from a great width across the temples down to the pointed chin., Some Limestones Heads from Cyprus in the Liverpool Public Museums, p. 36.
  • Related people
    Capt Fothergill ( Collector)

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  • 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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