Cypriot head of a male votary. Archaic Cyprus. Ref.161
Cypriot head of a male votary. Archaic Cyprus. Beardless male wearing a conical helmet.
Head of an individual in beige limestone wearing a conical helmet, almond-shaped eyes sculpted in relief, arched eyebrows and well-marked ears. Former collection of Gustave Soulier (1872-1937), art historian, Doctor of Letters, director of the French Institute of Naples, Italy.
This type of helmet appeared in Cyprus in the middle of the seventh century BC. Related artworks: MET Museum n°74.51.2492, Christies 31 Oct 2018 auction Lot42.
Bibliography: MET Museum - The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art - Stone Sculpture by Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens (2014)
Size: Height 13 cm
Period: 6th century BC
Condition: Mounted. Good condition.
Price: 4 200€