Head from a votive statuette

About this object

A young male head from a votive statue. The shape of the face is triangular with a slightly pointy jaw, the eyes are wide and have well defined eye lids whose corners meet. The eye brows are in a low arch. The nose is straight with wide nostrils and the thin lips have a slight smile. The young male has short hair and is wearing a wreath of slender leaves with a very thin fringe on the forehead. The back of the head is very flat.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
  • Date made
    3rd Century BC - 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
    140 mm x 110 mm
  • Note
    Droop categorised this head at typical of the triangular shape or wedge shaped from the collection which were of a later Hellenistic or even Roman type with a narrow face and a broad brow to a very pointed chin.
  • Related people
    Capt Fothergill ( Collector)

Explore related


  • Handbook and Guide to the Collection of Cypriote Sculptures

    Date: 1931

Object view = Humanities
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