Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a male votary (worshipper)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
mid-6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (26.7 x 14 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2552
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure wears an Egyptian kilt and a tunic with half-length sleeves. He is holding a small goat, the head of which may not belong.
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. XVI.23, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1066, 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. 39, p. 348, pl. 31, Lund, Sweden: Lund University, Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 58, p. 72, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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