Limestone statue of a young man

Period: Classical

Date: mid-4th century B.C.

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Limestone

Dimensions: H. 63 3/4 in. (161.9 cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.2465


The regular features and serene expression of this statue, as well as its carefully modeled drapery that clarify the figure's stance, show the influence of High Classical Greek style. The young man holds a lustral branch in one hand and a round pyxis– probably containing incense– in the other. Like most votive statues dedicated to a god, he wears a wreath, here decorated with berries.