16 June 2006
A CYPRIOT LIMESTONE MALE FIGURE
CIRCA EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing a conical helmet, the long oval face with a pointed chin, the almond-shaped eyes below modelled brows, the thin lips straight, the helmet tucked behind the large ears, his hair falling onto his shoulders in a mass, wearing a long straight robe, the left arm held at his side, the right arm bent acutely, the fisted hand emerging from the drapery, some traces of pigment preserved including red for the lips, the central portion of the helmet and the neck
18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) high
French Private Collection, acquired in 1933.
with Galerie Monbrison, Paris, early 1990s.
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For the helmet type see no. 171, p. 108 in Karageorghis, et al., Ancient Art from Cyprus, The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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