Cypriot Terracotta Statuette of a Dignitary

Culture: Cypriot
Period: ca. 300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 24 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2205
Provenance: Private collection Horst Wagner, Berlin, acquired 1993. Published in: catalogue Kunst der Antike 10, Freiburg in Breisgau 1993, no. 108.
Condition: Head professionally and hardly visible reattached, otherwise of very beautiful quality.
Description: Hand modelled terracotta figure of a male dignitary with a high, pointy headdress. His chin with a painted black beard is angularly protruding, the big nose bulbous. The eyes are painted on in black. The ears are round and protruding. The body is tubular, legs are not recognizable. At chest level the figure expands with broad, semi-circular shoulders, from where the arms are sideways on the body. Beautiful remains of red and black paint on stomach, arms and shoulder. For this type see: T. Spiteris “The Art of Cyprus”, Amsterdam 1970, p. 95.