Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a beardless male votary with a conical helmet

Period:
Archiac
Date:
late 7th or first half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 19 x 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (48.3 x 12.4 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2556
Not on view
The feet are missing, the nose has been restored. The body is very long and flat. The figure is dressed in a short-sleeved chiton, the edge of which is visible on the upper left arm, and a himation that covers the bent right arm. Part of the himation covers the left shoulder; another, painted red, falls the entire length of the left side of the body. The face is serious, with the features summarily indicated. There are tool marks on the flat back.
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. LV.356, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1002, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Stone Sculpture. no. 6, p. 33, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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