Limestone head of a female votary


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Like the omission of a wreath for male figures, the absence of the veil could indicate a date at the end of the Hellenistic period, as proposed by Joan Connelly (“mid–late first century B.C.”).

The head was turned slightly to its right. There is a fold of skin on the neck. The small mouth is closed, but the expression hints at a smile.

Limestone head of a female votary, Limestone, Cypriot

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