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 Limestone Head of a Priest or Votary, Ex. Cesnola Collection, circa first half of 5th century B.C., the subject wears a conical headdress, his face with classic archaic features such as the almond-shaped eyes and a slight smile. The head retains a Cesnola Collection number and is mounted to a turned base numbered "160" and retaining a Sotheby's auction lot sicker. The underside has an early 20th century manuscript label reading Limestone Head 700-600 B.C. Found in temple Golgoi Cyprus From Cesnola Coll. Met, Mus.
5.57 in.; with base 8 in.A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture from The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina
Minor chips with some damage to the left eye; overall, the features remain sharp.