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Statuette base of fine quality imported marble with a bi-graphic inscription in alphabetic Greek and Cypro-Syllabic; rectangular block, in two closely joining fragments, with Classical Greek mouldings on cap and base on three sides, the fourth side is broken away; on top of the base is a roughly cut oval depression for the figure, within which is a small rectangular cutting to take a grip; the scripts are carved in shallow but carefully incised characters: the alphabetic inscription is arranged retrograde in two lines on the intact long side; below are twenty-eight characters in Cypro-syllabic text, words separated by simple dots, occupying a single line, running sinistrograde; some chips from the edges of the mouldings and corners, while the back of the base is missing; currently mounted on a modern marble plinth.
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Height: 7 centimetres
Length: 28 centimetres (max)
Width: 16.50 centimetres (surviving)
- Curator's comments
- See also Mitford 1971, 62-4, cat. no. 26. The marble head of 'Knidian' Aphrodite (1972, found with the inscription is fully published in Higgs and Kiely 2009, 415-19 and fig. 3. It is unclear if this is from a cult image related or a worshipper but is presumably related to the cult of a female divinity.
Higgs P. and Kiely T. 2009, 'Four unpublished marble sculptures of Hellenistic date from Cyprus', CCEC 39, 403-424.
Mitford T.B. 1971, The inscriptions of Kourion (Philadelphia 1971).
- On display (G72/dc2)
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- Greek and Roman
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