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Limestone warrior

Period:
Archaic
Date:
mid- to 3rd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 10 3/4 x 6 x 3 1/4 in. (27.3 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2600
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Egyptian and Greek features are melded in this figure. He wears the Egyptian kilt with a modified Greek helmet; the soft rounded forms that hug the head leave unclear whether the helmet is made of metal. The articulation of musculature, particularly in the arms, is a further indication of Greek influence.
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.265, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1049, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 177, p. 113, 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. 35, p. 348, pls. 9.2, 30, Lund, Sweden: Lund University, Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Stylianou, Andreas and Patrick Schollmeyer. 2007. "Der Sarkophag aus Golgoi." Dynastensarkophage mit szenischen Reliefs aus Byblos und Zypern: Der Sarkophag aus Amathous als Beispiel kontaktinduzierten Wandels, 2. p. 220 n. 213, Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 54, pp. 68–9, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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