Statuette of a male figure

Unknown"440-430 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens, Greece

During the 5th c. BC, Cyprus developed close political and cultural contact with Greece, which led - among others - to the emulation of Greek models in sculpture. This statuette of a beardless young man holding an olive branch - and probably a bowl on his right hand - betrays clear Greek influences. In style, it resembles votive statuettes from the sanctuary at Golgoi, a site in the south-eastern part of Cyprus. The rather poor sculptural details suggest that such kind of statuettes was mass produced. They were offered to sanctuaries of male deities, such as Adonis, Apollo and the great god in Salamis.


  • Title: Statuette of a male figure
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "440-430 BC" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=1216&cnode=67&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Famagusta district, Cyprus
  • Physical Dimensions: w150 x h380 mm
  • Period: Classical period
  • Culture: Cypriot
  • Type: statuette
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, Th.N. Zintilis Collection, no. 666, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: limestone

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