Lot Details & Additional Photographs
This lot from the Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, NC is accompanied by two documents demonstrating that the collection was acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government.
The first document, a one page official message dated January 1990 and signed by Cypriot President George Vassiliou
, praises the North Carolina museum and endorses its cultural and historic mission.
The second document is a notarized affidavit signed by the museum's director
. It declares that all of the museum's antiquities were acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government and that there were documented visits to the museum by Cypriot dignitaries.
Cypriot Seated Limestone Figure, Ex. Cesnola Collection, 5th century B.C., the smiling male subject is casually seated on a mound while wearing a short pleated tunic and holding a fragmentary bird in his left hand; a string of cylinder and ring seals drapes downward from his left shoulder. An old inventory numbered label remains on the front center of the work, which is presented on a custom black plinth.
12.25 in.; 16.5 in. on plinthA Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture from The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina
From the famed Cesnola Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Natural losses to right hand, bird, and feet; old repair at neck.