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Limestone male figure in Egyptian dress

mid-6th century B.C.
41 1/4 × 19 × 10 in. (104.8 × 48.3 × 25.4 cm) measurments at legs( base): 11 × 6 3/8 in. (27.9 × 16.2 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The worshiper wears bracelets, a belt, and a kilt decorated with uraei. He may have had a painted pectoral. The first Egyptian influences on Archaic Cypriot sculpture manifest themselves in the kilt and very broad-shouldered proportions. In time, not only are more Egyptian accessories included but Greek influence also becomes evident in the softer, looser articulation of the body.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

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

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 180, p. 115, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2002. Early Cyprus: Crossroads of the Mediterranean. pl. 391, Los Angeles, California: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2002. "The Greeks in Cyprus." The Greeks beyond the Aegean : from Marseilles to Bactria : papers presented at an international symposium held at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York, 12th October, 2002, Vassos Karageorghis, ed. pp. 16-7, fig. 13, Nicosia: Kailas Printers and Lithographers Ltd.

Höckmann, Ursula. 2004. "Rezeption und Umbildung einiger ägyptischer Motive an den zyprisch-griechischen Kouros-statuetten aus Naukratis: Eine Fallstudie zu Kulturkontakten." Kultur, Sprache, Kontakt. p. 250, fig. 16, Wurzburg: Ergon.

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Hermary, Antoine. 2009. "Ionian styles in Cypriote sculpture of the sixth century BC." Cyprus and the East Aegean: Intercultural Contacts from 3000 to 500 BC. An International Archaeological Symposium held at Pythagoreion, Samos, October 17th – 18th 2008, Prof. Vassos Karageorghis and Ourania Kouka, eds. p. 246 n. 6, Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 59, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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