Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Statuette of a beardless male votary wearing a long garment and a conical helmet

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th–early 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 23 3/4 x 8 x 4 in. (60.3 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2590
Not on view
The body is very flat, the wide bare feet are placed on a slanting plinth. The himation flares at the bottom. The very summary lowered left arm is shown with the hand grasping a round object. The right hand is placed on the chest. The long face has a serious expression. The nose is wide, the eyes bulging. The back is flat at the top, simply roughed out at the bottom, and there are many tool marks.
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. XLII.268, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1001, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 4, p. 32, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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