- Museum number
Terracotta figurine of a male votary; handmade; solid columnar body with splaying base; he is depicted standing, with his right hand raised to his mouth, his left arm is missing; around his head is a wide band, his hair is rendered in a single mass falling on each shoulder. The nose, ears and headband are applied separately. Made of buff to orange clay, surface somewhat accreted but retaining traces of black painted decoration. Apart from the missing arm, the base is damaged and the surface worn.
- Production date
- 600 BC-500 BC
Height: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Bailey 1969,37-8 and Kiely and Fourrier for details of discovery.
According to Fourrier (in Fourrier and Kiely 2012, 290), both the fabric and type suggest that the figurine was not made in Kition and may be an import from the adjacent kingdom of Idalion in the centre of the island. Other Idalion-style figurines have been found in Kition, between which there were close relations in the Cypro-Archaic period and eventually Kition conquered its neighbour sometime in the earlier fifth century BC.
Fourrier S. 2007, La coroplastie chypriote archaïque (Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée).
Karageorghis V. 1995, The coroplastic art of ancient Cyprus. IV. The Cypro-Archaic period small male figurines (Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number