Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a temple boy

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/2 x 5 15/16 x 2 1/16 in. (24.1 x 15.1 x 5.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2651
Not on view
The body of the seated boy is flat and very awkwardly rendered. A pleated tunic covers the body. The right hand holds a large bird against his lower body.
From Cyprus From Kourion, sanctuary of Apollo Hylates

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. CXXX.951, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1204, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beer, Cecilia. 1994. Temple-Boys: A Study of Cypriote Votive Sculpture, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Vol. 113. pp. 55-62, pls. 128, 130a-b, Jonsered: Paul Aströms Förlag.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 266, p. 208, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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