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Bust of a boy with a braided sidelock

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Bust of a boy wearing the hair on the right side of his head long and braided into a sidelock. Mounted on a colored marble base.

Provenance

By April 2001: with Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD (auction April 25, 2001, lot 96) (according to Sarah Hornsby of Christie's: "in a French private collection for the last 30 years; and was acquired on the market before that"); 2001: purchased by MFA at Christie's auction with funds donated by the Friends of Art of the Ancient World, Classical Curator's Fund and Egyptian Curator's Fund; accessioned June 27, 2001. (Accession Date: June 27, 2001)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Friends of Art of the Ancient World, Classical Curator's Fund, and Egyptian Curator's Fund

Greek or Roman Provincial, Late Ptolemaic or Early Roman Imperial Period, 1st century B.C. or 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 17.1 x 11.6 x 10.9 cm (6 3/4 x 4 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.262

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek Island of Paros; base is broccatello from near Tortosa, Spain

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture