Statue of a woman, 1st century b.c.
Cypriot; said to be from the ruins of Golgoi
Limestone; Overall 76 x 24 x 13 in. (193 x 61 x 33 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2456)
The woman represented by this statue is a female votary wearing tunic and cloak, the latter drawn over her head. This votive statue belongs to a group of Late Hellenistic works representing draped female figures, known as the "Herculaneum Maiden" type, after the site where such pieces became known at an early date. They stand imposingly and are dressed, according to Late Classical tradition, in a chiton and a himation. The body and head of this figure are broken in the back, and the feet are missing.