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Limestone statue of a male votary holding a dove and an apple

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 27 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 6 in. (69.9 x 25.7 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2725
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure wears a long, pleated tunic with elbow-length sleeves and the feet are shod. The lowered right hand holds a rounded object and the raised left hand clasps a bird, the head of which is missing.
Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Curium, Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1197, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 203, Myres 1197, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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