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Fragment of a limestone statuette of a silen (?)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
first half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall:H.: 4 5/16 x W.:2 13/16 x D.:2 1/8 in. (11 x 7.1 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2610
Not on view
Preserved is the bust of a nude figure, with a long, wavy beard. The hair, bound by a fillet, is long at the 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. LVII.371, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1123, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 349, p. 257, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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