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Bearded man

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The nose is rubbed away, and all the surfaces are very worn and crusted with a brown-colored deposit. The back is flat, with a hole in the bottom of the neck. There are two twisted strands around the forehead, and traces of orange color remain about the eyes. The head looks like a...

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From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for 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: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period or perhaps considerably later,


Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 449.


6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World