Limestone statuette of a beardless male votary with a conical helmet
late 7th or first half of the 6th century B.C.
Overall: 19 x 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (48.3 x 12.4 x 6.4 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
The feet are missing, the nose has been restored. The body is very long and flat. The figure is dressed in a short-sleeved chiton, the edge of which is visible on the upper left arm, and a himation that covers the bent right arm. Part of the himation covers the left shoulder; another, painted red, falls the entire length of the left side of the body. The face is serious, with the features summarily indicated. There are tool marks on the flat back.
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. LV.356, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1002, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 6, p. 33, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.