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Limestone head of beardless male votary with wreath of leaves

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
mid–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (22.9 x 16.5 x 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2806
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Figure with wreath, showing traces of influence of Polyklietos.
“From a ruin at Kythrea”

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. CV.685, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1314, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Connelly, Joan. 1988. Votive Sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus. no. 32, pp. 80, 84, 88, 112, figs. 117–18, Nicosia, Cyprus: Department of Antiquities of Cyprus.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 404, p. 250, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 130, p. 123, Myres 1314, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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