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Head of Young Votary

Cypriot


Votaries could be either male or female, and represented different ages and stages of dedication to the gods. Dedication to the deity as a child may be related to coming-of-age rituals, which occurred at temples on Greek Cyprus. This piece dates from the Hellenistic period, when naturalism and perspective became stronger influences in Greek art.

Cypriot Art

Votaries could be either male or female, and represented different ages and stages of dedication to the gods. Dedication to the deity as a child may be related to coming-of-age rituals, which occurred at temples on Greek Cyprus. This piece dates from the Hellenistic period, when naturalism and perspective became stronger influences in Greek art.

Object Information

culture
Cypriot
creation date
about 500-480 B.C.
materials
limestone
dimensions
H: 7 in.
accession number
28.36
credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Ancient Art of the Mediterranean
colors