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Bronze figurine of a male in Egyptian dress and pose, representing a votary or possibly the Phoenician god Reshef; he stands with his left leg slightly forward, his right hand by his side and his clenched fist to his chest: calf muscles indicated with incision lines; he wears a kilt and belt with incised details; on his head is a conical helmet ending in a prominent knob; around the neck is a pectoral decorated with triangles framed by parallel lines; incised lines on the upper arms may represent armlets; cast in the lost-wax technique.
- Production date
- 650BC-550BC (circa)
Height: 21.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For details of the original excavation and the finds see Lang and Poole 1878; for more recent accounts see Masson 1968 (esp. 393-6 on the other bronze figurines) and Senff 1993 (esp. the limestone sculpture).
Lang R.H. and Poole, R.S. 1878, 'Narrative of excavations in a temple at Dali (Idalium) in Cyprus, Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature XI (2nd ser.), 30-79.
Masson O. 1968, 'Kypriaka VII: Le sanctuaire d'Apollon à Idalion (Fouilles 1868-1869)', BCH 92 (1968), 386-402.
Senff R. 1993, Das Apolloheiligtum von Idalion. Architektur und Statuenausstattung eines zyprischen Heiligstum. SIMA XCIV.
- On display (G72/dc12)
- Exhibition history
2007-2008, 5 Nov-20 Apr, Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe, Phoenicians and the Mediterranean,
2014-2015, 15 Sep-4 Jan, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, From Assyria to Iberia
- Greek and Roman
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