Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a male votary (worshipper)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
end of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 19 x 6 1/4 x 3 in. (48.3 x 15.9 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2536
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The head, with a conical cap, may not belong with the body. The type of garment the figure wears is Greek.
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. L.294, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1059, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 74, pp. 82–3, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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