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Limestone head of male votary with fillet

Date:
late 6th or early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 6 in. (19.7 x 13.3 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2632
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 175
He has a prominent chin, rounded cheeks, a narrow pointed nose, smiling lips, ridged eyelids and ridged arched eyebrows. He wears a wreath around his head that is fastened with a "Herakles knot" above the middle of his forehead. There are two rows of loosely curled hair below the wreath.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1303, 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. 337, p. 210, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 98, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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