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Beard from a bronze figurine

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Beard from a bronze figurine. It is the conventional braided arrangement of hair incised. The back is hollow. The beard is curled at the end. It is in good condition, but incrusted.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty), 760–30 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.290

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture