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V. 017 :: Sculpture. Head. Female. Life-size.

Object description
Head belonging to a lifesize statue. Softly triangular head with slightly smiling mouth following the curve of the chin. Rather thin, rounded lips. Ridged eyebrows, lancet-shaped eyes with long tearducts, slightly tilted towards the nose. Long, slender, pointed nose with flaring, carved nostrils. High cheekbones. Smooth, vertical brow. Wearing high diadem/kalathos with dancing figures alternating with double rosettes (one on top of the other). The figures have bent knees, with legs depicted in profile and torso en face, arms stretched upwards, with joining hands; wearing knee-long tunics with belts. Below the kalathos is one row of kymation ornament, and one row of spiral hair-curls. In front of each ear is a thick twisted curl with upturned end. A mass of wavy hair at back of head. Large earrings with pendants. Traces of necklaces.
Inventory number
V. 017
Object
Sculpture. Head. Female. Life-size.
Object, Swedish
Skulptur
Place - Origin/Findspot
Vouni
Material
Limestone. Stone.
Material, Swedish
Sten
Exhibitions
MMs permanent Cyprus Exhibition 1989-2005.
Context
Palace. Room 122. Deposit of sculptures.
Acquisition
SCE 1928.
Description
Head belonging to a lifesize statue. Softly triangular head with slightly smiling mouth following the curve of the chin. Rather thin, rounded lips. Ridged eyebrows, lancet-shaped eyes with long tearducts, slightly tilted towards the nose. Long, slender, pointed nose with flaring, carved nostrils. High cheekbones. Smooth, vertical brow. Wearing high diadem/kalathos with dancing figures alternating with double rosettes (one on top of the other). The figures have bent knees, with legs depicted in profile and torso en face, arms stretched upwards, with joining hands; wearing knee-long tunics with belts. Below the kalathos is one row of kymation ornament, and one row of spiral hair-curls. In front of each ear is a thick twisted curl with upturned end. A mass of wavy hair at back of head. Large earrings with pendants. Traces of necklaces.
Condition
Broken off below neck. Slightly worn. Face has shallow scratches. Kalathos chipped.
Period
C.A. II.
Name of Person - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
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Description
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Cypern genom tiderna
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Description

New Cypriot gallery.

The Leventis Gallery of Cypriote Antiquities

The island of Cyprus is situated in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, and this location has always made the island a crossroad of peoples, goods and ideas originating in ancient Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Greece.

This exhibition consists of about 1500 archaeological finds, which span more than 7000 years. They testify to an ever increasing intensification of contacts between Cyprus and the outside world, and an unusual open-mindedness towards new ideas and influences.

This not only led to a diversification of religious beliefs, but also resulted in exceptional innovative and unique works of art, that have become a true hallmark of Cyprus.

Most of the items in the exhibition were brought to light at the many sites excavated by the Swedish Cyprus Expedition between 1927 and 1931. The background to the

Swedish Cyprus Expedition is told in the study corner adjacent to the museum café: The A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriote Antiquities: the Mezzanine Floor.

In accordance with the practice of the time, the excavation finds were subsequently divided between Sweden and Cyprus with permission from the British colonial

government. (www.medelhavmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

Time - Start
2009-01-30 [?]
Exhibition, Part of - Current
Cypern genom tiderna - Showcase 10:12.
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Event - Was Present At
Swedish Cyprus Expedition (1927-1931)
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Description

The Swedish Cyprus Expedition was a project to systematically investigate the archaeology of the entire early history of Cyprus. It took place between September 1927 and March 1931 and was led by three archaeologists: Einar Gjerstad, Erik Sjöqvist and Alfred Westholm together with architect John Lindros.

Archaeological excavations were made at locations all over Cyprus including Lapithos, Nitovikla, Ajia Irini and Enkomi. The results were published in four volumes from 1934 to 1972. Most of the finds are now kept at the Cyprus Museum; Nicosia and Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm.

In the early 1970s Paul Åström from the University of Gothenburg continued the tradition of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition with his excavations at the ancient city of Hala Sultan Tekke / Dromolaxia-Vizatzia near Larnaca. He concentrated mainly on the investigation of the late history of the city, viz. the later part of Late Cypriote period (Late Bronze Age). After the untimely death of Paul Åström, Peter M. Fischer from the same university received the permission by the Department of Antiquities (2009) to continue the excavations there (2010). The main objective of the first season of the renewed excavations is to investigate the earliest history of the city which seems to have its roots in the Middle Cypriote period (Middle Bronze Age). (wikipedia, 2012-04-23)

Source - http
collections.smvk.se, en.wikipedia.org, sv.wikipedia.org, swedishcyprusexpedition.se
Comments

Style I.

Fragments matching the kalathos are found in a small box in Storeroom 1, drawer B:2:11 (V. s.n. 030).

Flisa 3.

Parallels

V. 309+310.

Worcester Art Museum, female head.

Need of treat
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Cf_Publications
- Sophocleous 1985, pl XXXIII (kalathos).
Publications

- Karageorghis et al., 2003, no. 284.

- Cypriote Stone Sculpture, Brussels-Liège1994, pl XXIIIe.

- Gaber, P, ‘The Limestone Sculpture from the Vouni Region’, MedMusBull 16, 1981, fig 1.

- MedMusM 2, 1977, 46, pl XXXVII:2.

- SCE III, 230, 264f, pls XLVIII, XLIX:1-2.

- SCE IV:2, pl XIV:3.

- Gerö, E-C, Grekiska. Språket, Kulturen, Myterna, 2008, p 23.

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MMneg 2192-93, 2441-43; Fdia 259, 1157; Cneg 0699, 6448, 5940-41, 8751.

Reference - Published in
Gaber-Saletan, Pamela (1981) "The Limestone Sculpture from the Vouni Region" in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin no 16 (1981) p. 39-46.
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Source - http
books.google.se, libris.kb.se
Medelhavsmuseet Föremål i urval
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Source - http
libris.kb.se
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-Limestone. Stone.
Height / Höjd
28,0 cm
Width / Bredd
16,0 cm
Dimensions
H. 28.0. W. 16.0.
Date - Registration
2001-01-23