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Limestone statue of a male votary

first half of the 5th century B.C.
41 1/4 x 17 x 10 in. (104.8 x 43.2 x 25.4 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
The figure carries an aryballos (a small oil bottle) in his left hand and wears a sword sheath at his right side. The textured sash worn over his left shoulder is unusual. The headband decorated with rosettes and his well-arranged clothing, complete with a belt tied in a Herakles knot, imply that he is represented as a participant in a procession or festival - a fitting pose for a votive statue.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine. 1985. "Un nouveau chapiteau hathorique trouvé à Amathonte." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 109(2): p. 685, n. 92.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 112, Myres 1358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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