Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a beardless male votary in Greek dress

Period:
Archaic
Date:
middle or 3rd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 23 x 6 x 4 1/8 in. (58.4 x 15.2 x 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2540
Not on view
The figure wears a chiton that falls below the knees, with several incised folds, and a himation that is draped over the left shoulder. There are abundant traces of dark red paint on the two garments.
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. XXVI.68, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1054, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 69, p. 80, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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