16 June 2006
A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE HEAD OF A VOTARY
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Depicting a man wearing a laurel wreath, with an oval face, the bulging eyes with thick lids, the straight nose with the tip slightly downturned, with a wide mouth and pointed chin
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
Acquired prior to 1954.
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For the type, see nos. 404-406, pp. 250-251 in Karageorghis, et al., Ancient Art from Cyprus, the Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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