It is possible that the head and body did not originally belong to the same work. The articulation of each part, however, testifies to the first influences of Greek sculpture on that of Cyprus. In contrast to the monumental head, 74.51.2857, all details of this figure's head are executed in great detail. The smiling lips, moreover, animate the musculature of the whole face. The arms at the sides recall the Greek kouroi, and the differentiation of the undergarment and cloak show an awareness of three-dimensional texture as opposed to two-dimensional patterning.
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