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Figurine mold of head of Zeus

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Head of Zeus, wreathed. The curls of hair and beard are finely engraved in the archaic manner.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greco-Roman,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

88.908

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture