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Limestone head of a beardless male wearing a conical helmet

Period:
Archaic
Date:
first half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (19.1 x 12.1 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2543
Not on view
The cheekpieces of the helmet cover the ears; the peak curves back and the end is broken. The face shows fine features, a faint smile and stiff mouth, a slightly hooked, pointed nose, small elongated eyeballs, and low-set, hatched eyebrows. The forehead is mostly covered by the helmet.
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. LVI.361, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1276, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 9, pp. 28, 35, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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