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Limestone beardless male head with ivy wreath

Period:
Late Archaic–Early Classical
Date:
late 6th or early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (19.1 x 14 x 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2832
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 175
He has a prominent chin, rounded cheeks, smiling lips, ridged eyelids and ridged arched eyebrows. He wears a wreath around his head that is fastened with a knot above the middle of his forehead. The wreath has two rows of leaves and two bunches of berries in the front above the knot. There are two rows of curly hair below the wreath.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

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. LXXV.482, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1305, 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. 338, p. 210, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Stylianou, Andreas and Patrick Schollmeyer. 2007. "Der Sarkophag aus Golgoi." Dynastensarkophage mit szenischen Reliefs aus Byblos und Zypern: Der Sarkophag aus Amathous als Beispiel kontaktinduzierten Wandels, 2. pp. 206 n. 90, 221 n. 229, Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 101, pp. 104–6, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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