Terracotta statuette fragment of a male votary holding a kid
4th–3rd century B.C.
Terracotta; mold-made and hand-made
h. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is handmade and solid, with a mold-made face. The nude, bearded figure is preserved to the hips, where there is a clean horizontal break from the rest of the figurine, which must have been a horse-and-rider group.
Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion, Cyprus
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. XXIII.189, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2265, p. 360, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 292, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.