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Bronze figurine of a man in Egyptian costume and pose, probably a votary or perhaps representing the Phoenician god Reshef; his left leg is advanced slightly, his right hand held by the side and his clenched left hand by his chest; both legs are missing below the upper thigh and the neck is cracked; he wears a kilt detailed with vertical incised lines, a belt divided into two parts, and a conical cap with a prominent knob on top; around his neck is an elaborate pectoral composed three registers of incisions in filled with vertical lines, triangles and small circles; cast in lost-wax technique.
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Height: 10.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Reyes 1992 passim for other bronze figurines from Idalion and a discussion of their style, date and use. For the site, see Lang and Poole 1878; Masson 1968; Senff 1993.
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/dc9)
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- Greek and Roman
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