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Man (or woman), elongated and with African features, no doubt influenced by Minoan trade with Africa. He stands, with arms folded over stomach, on a tall base, triangular in section, marked off by grooves and incised criss-cross design in middle sections.

Provenance

By 1965: with Tassos Zoumboulakis, Athens; purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis, December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Modern, Modern work in the style of Early Minoan III

Dimensions

9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1680

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture