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Portrait head

Unknown-0475/-0460

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

The art of ancient Cyprus is a hybrid of Greek and Oriental elements. The almond-shaped eyes and ‘archaic smile’ derive from Greek art, while the stylisation of hair and beard rather recall elements of neo-Assyrian art. The head was part of a votive statue that was donated to a deity.

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Details

  • Title: Portrait head
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0475/-0460
  • Location: Griekenland
  • Physical Dimensions: h38 cm
  • Datering: 475-460 BC
  • Afmetingen: 38 cm, 40kg
  • Type: portrait head
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: limestone

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