Cypriot Limestone Head of a Worshipper - 5th Century BC. A Cypriot limestone head of a male votary, circa early 5th century BC. The head of an over life-size statue, showing a male god, king or votary. Depicted with full beard, composed of rows of tight curls, long moustache, pursed, subtly smiling mouth and large, almond- shaped eyes. The hair radiating out from underneath a laurel wreath. For a bearded male head close in style see Vassos Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus, the Cesnola Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, no. 174. For the fillet compare F.N. Pryce, Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities of the British Museum, Vol. I, Part II, Cypriote and Etruscan, London, 1931, C.99, p.46.
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