Standing male votive figurine

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period
about 750–475 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.148

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This male worshiper holds his hand up against his upper body, possibly in a gesture of adoration. The figure wears a wreath and bears no trace of color or ornament.

The figure has been constructed in a hand-rolled technique and has a tubular body with tubular attached arms, hair and facial features. The figure’s large ears are due to this technique and are a signature feature of votives of this type.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription