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Caricature head of an old bald man

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Head of bald old man with wrinkled face, protruding eyes, and open mouth. The crown of the head is split off, leaving soft, white, lime-like clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris: said from Egypt.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Place of Manufacture

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7920

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture