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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1917,0701.171

  • Description

    Limestone statue of a female worshipper playing a lyre in Greek dress. She wears a chiton girded just below her breast, and a himation draped around her lower body and up over her head. Her hair is combed into segments and put up in a bun at the back in the classical 'melon' coiffure. Her features resemble those of Berenice I.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 300BC-250BC
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See also discussion in Connelly 1991 (statue illustrated on pl. XXIe).

    Bibliography:
    Connelly J. 1991, 'Continuity and change: The Cypriote votive tradition and the Hellenistic koine' in F. Vandenabeele and R. Laffineur (eds.), Cypriote terracottas. Proceedings of the First International Conference of Cypriote Studies (Brussels-Liège).

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  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture C352 bibliographic details
    • Tatton-Brown 1997 p. 16, fig. 12 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G72/dc12

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872-1873

  • Acquisition notes

    Lang's collection of sculpture from Cyprus, mostly excavated at Idalion and Pyla but in this case purchased from a local source, arrived in the Museum in 1872 and 1873 which is when this item entered the collection. It was re-registered in 1917 after it had been transferred from the Department of Oriental and Egyptian Antiquities.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1917,0701.171

Limestone statue of a female lyre-player in Greek dress. Her features resemble those of Berenice I.

Limestone statue of a female lyre-player in Greek dress. Her features resemble those of Berenice I.

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