Seated boy

Period: Late Cypro-Classical II–Early Hellenistic

Date: ca. 325–300 B.C.

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Terracotta; mold-made

Dimensions: H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)

Classification: Terracottas

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

Accession Number: 74.51.1449


The boy sits on a thin, flat roughly triangular base, with his left leg folded flat on the base and his right knee bent. His left arm is bent forward and rests on his left leg. His right arm is also bent and rests on his right knee. He has a round face and short hair marked with shallow grooves. He wears a knee-length, short-sleeved tunic. Grooves on the sleeves and the border of the garment may indicate folds. A string of applied seals, amulets, and rings hangs across his chest from his left shoulder to underneath his right arm.