Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragment of a limestone statue of a male votary (worshipper)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
probably 1st half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (16.8 x 18.4 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2594
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The fragment comes from an over-life-sized statue. Preserved are traces of the figure's navel and part of his belt, decorated in low relief. The subject is Herakles in combat with the lion, between oriental vegetation.
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. XXVII.90, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1371, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tatton-Brown, Veronica. 1984. "Sculptors at Golgoi." Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus (RDAC) p. 173, n. 33.

Faegersten, Fanni. 2003. The Egyptianizing Male Limestone Statuary from Cyprus: a study of a cross-cultural eastern Mediterranean votive type. no. 32, p. 348, pls. 8.3, 29, Lund, Sweden: Lund University, Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 44, pp. 59, 62, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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