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Temple boy. Detail.
4th c BCE Cypriot Archaic Sculpture

CYPRO-PHOENICIAN Anonymous (c. 1000 BCE - 64 BCE) Primary
c. 325 BCE-300 BCE
4th c BCE
Painted terracotta
Modeled; painted
Archaic
Statuette
Kourion. Cyprus.
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
nymt6861
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.

Caption: CYPRO-PHOENICIAN | Temple boy. | c. 325 BCE-300 BCE| Cypriot | Cypro-Phoenician
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