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Limestone head of beardless male votary

Period:
Late Republic
Date:
mid–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
11 7/16 x 9 7/16 x 6 1/4 in. (29.11 x 23.9 x 15.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2787
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
This expressive face, already marked by age, is one of the finest adaptations in Cypriot limestone sculpture of the late Republican portrait style.
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. CXXXIX.1034, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1323, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Connelly, Joan. 1988. Votive Sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus. no. 49, pp. 12, 83–85, 98, 116, figs.153–4,157–8, Nicosia, Cyprus: Department of Antiquities of Cyprus.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 410, p. 253, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 303, pp. 262, 466, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 140, pp. 128–29, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Scherrer, Peter, Gabriele Koiner, and Anja Ulbrich. 2013. Hellenistisches Zypern [Hellenistic Cyprus. Proceedings of the International Conference, Department of Archaeology, University of Graz, 14 October 2010] pp. 86, 139, Graz: Unipress graz.

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