Limestone statue of a youth


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The head and body probably come from different statues. Like most freestanding sculpture found on Cyprus, this figure was set up as a votive gift to a deity and was probably thought to stand as a continuous worshiper in place of the man who dedicated it. The soft modeling of the face and the sprightly smile derive from East Greek art of the late sixth century B.C., and the figure is dressed in the Greek manner, wearing a finely pleated linen chiton and a wool himation (cloak).

Limestone statue of a youth, Limestone, Cypriot

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