The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The figure wears a mask in the form of a bull's head and neck; the lower edge rests on the shoulders and chest. He seems to be stabilizing its lower end. One is reminded of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's comic interpretation of an age-old tradition rooted in serious, ritual performances.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1029, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 194, pp. 130-1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 247, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.