Temple boy. Detail.
4th c BCE Cypriot Archaic Sculpture
(c. 1000 BCE - 64 BCE)
c. 325 BCE-300 BCE
4th c BCE
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From the Sanctuary of Apollo at Kourion. He is wearing earrings and a band of amulets across his chest. Jewelry was found with the boy. Over 300 statuettes have been found in Cyprus. Possibly they were put under the protection of the god or given as servants to the deity.