Wreathed Head of a Cypriote Youth



Hellenistic Period, 323-31 BCE

Limestone with red paint

Overall: 10 5/8 × 8 1/4 × 8 7/16 in. (27 × 21 × 21.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Place Made: Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus, West Asia, Asia


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name


Research Area

Classical World

Not on view

Exhibition History

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 28, 1992-April 12, 1994. Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.

Publication History

Douglas F. Jordan, Dartmouth Class of 1947, Four Sculptured Cypriote Heads from the Hitchcock Collection in the Dartmouth College Museum, Dartmouth College Museum Annual Report, 1947-1948, p. 15-20.


Collected by Luigi Palma de Cesnola, American Consul to Cyprus, 1865-1876; given to Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), Hanover, New Hampshire, about 1872; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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