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Female Head Wearing a Diadem

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This female head has curly hair and wears a diadem, earrings and a necklace. The head is hollow and has a hole in the back. The fabric and style indicate that the head probably comes from Marion or Paphos.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-Classical Period, 4th century B.C.


Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); weight: 2 kgr (4.5 lbs.)

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The Ancient World