Limestone head of a silen (?), Limestone, Cypriot

Limestone head of a silen (?)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th or early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (8.9 x 8.3 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1941
Accession Number:
41.163
Not on view
The top of the back shows that the figure was leaning forward, with shoulders hunched. The pointed beard is separated into incised strands; the mustache falls to the sides.
“From Idalium”

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. LXI.418, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Stone Sculpture. no. 346, p. 256, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.