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Head of a limestone statue of a male, probably a votary; traces of red on lips and black on hair.
- Production date
- 500 BC-475 BC
Height: 10 centimetres (max)
Depth: 7.50 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- See Bailey 1969,37-38 and Fourrier and Kiely 2012 for details of discovery.
The head, along with others in the GR 1880,7-10 group from Bamboula, probably derives from a votive dump (bothros) in a sanctuary located in this area, though very few stone votives were found either by the French expedition (or by the Department of Antiquities excavations at Kathari). The Swedish Cyprus Expedition discovered a bothros filled with votive limestone sculpture in this area in 1929, including a statue with a similar head to the present example - though with a wreath of leaves.
Caubet A. et al. 2015, Kition-Bamboula VI. Le sanctuaire sous la colline (Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée).
Yon M. 2006, Kition de Chypre (Paris: ERC)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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