From: Cyprus | Kition

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS155
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cypriot
Provenience Cyprus | Kition
Locus Grove of Artemis Paralia, near Salt Lake
Section Mediterranean
Materials Limestone
Iconography Double Head

Roughly worked, with flattened top (surface chipped) and sides. "Front" face of stone crudely shaped into human head. Head triangular, fringe of hair over forehead, incised outline for eyes and drilled depressions for pupils. Nose broken from below bridge. Groove on right side of cheek from mouth (moustache or wide mouth?); full lower lip; lips slightly parted. Incised lines running vertically below mouth nad under chin to indicate beard. "Back" face of stone is flattish with crude mask; two sets of eyes, one above the other, the lower more deeply cut; straight nose with furrows to either side. Incised arc for mouth and furrow below. Triangular chin (with beard?). Plastered and drilled lower surface for setting into modern base.

Height 12.2 cm
Width 7.6 cm
Thickness 8.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Max Ohnefalsch-Richter, 1895
Other Number 255 - Collector Number

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