viernes, 10 de abril de 2015


This piece is remarkable for its fidelity to Egyptian models, fine execution, well-preserved color as well as the articulation of the back. The figure wears and Egyptian kilt, or shenti, and wig. Although Egypt controlled Cyprus for part of the sixth century, the Phoenicians had introduced Egyptian features considerably earlier.
Limestone youth
Period: Archaic
Date: early 6th century B.C.
Culture: Cypriot
Medium: Limestone
Dimensions: Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 x 1 3/4 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number: 74.51.2571
Met Museum

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