Limestone statue of a male votary holding a bird in the left hand
- Late Cypro-Archaic–Early Cypro-Classical
- ca 500–450 B.C.
- Overall: 25 x 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (63.5 x 24.1 x 17.1 cm)
- Stone Sculpture
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
The feet and the right hand are missing. The left leg is advanced and both arms are lowered with hands extended. The left hand holds a bird and a small pyxis, the right, a branch attached to the arm. The body is covered by a chiton with long, U-shaped folds and a pleated surface. A long garment with U-shaped folds is draped over the shoulders and chest. The neck is thick. The face has a smiling expression, the tip of the nose is broken. The almond-shaped eyes are surmounted by high-set eyebrows. Over the forehead, ears, and nape of the neck is a roll of rectangular locks. A wreath of vertical leaves is set on the rounded head, with locks summarily indicated. The forms of the body are roughed out on the back.