Cypriot Limestone Statue of an Offering Bearer

Culture: Cypriot
Period: Early 5th century B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 33.5 cm high
Price: 22 000 Euro
Ref: 2316
Provenance: Gallery Arete, Zurich, Switzerland, prior to 1977. Thence Swiss private collection Dr A. P., Zurich. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Intakt
Description: Finely worked out limestone statuette of a straight standing bearded man with a himation reaching to his feet. His long, curly hair is tied behind his ears by a diadem and falls on his neck. The eyes almond-shaped, the smile with a gentle expression. The right hand is bent in front of the chest, the left is hanging straight down on the side of the body. The archaic face, the himation and the diadem indicate the strong Greek influence to the Cypriot sculpture art of the first half of the 5th century B.C. After the conquest of Cyprus by the Persians in 526-525 BC the relationship of the island to the rich Greek cities of Asia Minor, which were also under Persian rule, deepened. With beautiful color remains. Mounted.