Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a male figure with Egyptianizing features

Period:
Archaic
Date:
mid-6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (40 x 19.1 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2516
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure wears an Egyptian kilt, a falcon mask, and a wig.
From Karpassia, not “in the ruins of a temple at Amathus” (Cesnola 1885)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1877. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residence in That Island. p. 344, London: John Murray.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. XXIV.58, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1268, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sophocleous, Sophocles. 1985. ""Atlas des représentations chypro-archaiques des divinités." Master's Diss.." Master's Diss. no. 1, p. 179, pl. XLI.2. Paul Aströms Förlag.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 178, p. 113, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Faegersten, Fanni. 2003. The Egyptianizing Male Limestone Statuary from Cyprus: a study of a cross-cultural eastern Mediterranean votive type. no. 1, p. 347, pls. 1.1, 22, Lund, Sweden: Lund University, Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 249, p. 197, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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