Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone youth

Period:
Cypro-Archaic
Date:
1st half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 1/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (43.8 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2523
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Male votary with long hair and modeled drapery.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

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. XX.39, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1060, 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. 189, p. 122, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Höckmann, Ursula. 2004. "Werke zyprischer Bildhauer im griechischen Naukratis. Eine Kourosstatuette in Oxford." Sepulkral- und Votivdenkmäler östlicher Mittelmeergebiete (7. Jahrhundert v.Chr. - 1. Jahrhundert n.Chr.) : Kulturbegegnungen im Spannungsfeld von Akzeptanz und Resistenz : Akten des Internationalen Symposiums Mainz, 01.-03.11.2001, Renate Bol and Detlev Kreikenbom, eds. p. 64 n. 35, Mönnesee: Bibliopolis.

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. pp. 245, 250, fig. 7, Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 62, pp. 75–6, 78–9, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Limestone Herakles

Date: ca. 530–520 B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2455 On view in:Gallery 174

Limestone statue of Aphrodite holding winged Eros

Date: late 4th century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2464 On view in:Gallery 176

Limestone statue of a youth

Date: early 5th century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2457 On view in:Gallery 175

Limestone head of a bearded man

Date: early 6th century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2857 On view in:Gallery 174

Limestone head of beardless male votary

Date: mid–1st century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2787 On view in:Gallery 176