This small carved limestone male head originally belonged to a figural sculpture. The conical cap, identifying him as an individual of high rank, appears at the end of the eighth century B.C. in the Levant and had reached Cyprus by the mid-seventh century B.C. It is characterized by a striated protuberance at the top and flaps at the sides that could be let down or fastened up by the ties ending in tassels. Depicted with relief carved almond-shaped eyes under arching eyebrows, and pronounced ears.
Condition: A few faded traces of red surface paint remaining. Scattered root marks on the surface. Ancient loss to the right tip of his nose and a minor flake on the base edge professionally repaired. Museum quality custom base.
Provenance: NYC collection, acquired at Gorny & Mosch, Munich, 2005, ex. private Austrian collection, acquired in the 1930s; Prof. Goldeck, Germany.
No export licenses required however this piece may be subject to import tax/duties.
Shipping method: USPS (including insurance).
The seller hereby guarantees the lot to be authentic, acquired by legal means and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance.
- Number of objects
- Head of a Noble Youth
- Century/ Timeframe
- Archaic Period, 600-500 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo