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The head is in excellent condition, being only slightly chipped over the right eye-brow and slightly worn at the left ear. The end of the nose and upper lip are also damaged. Considerable crusty earth remains on the surfaces. A flat fillet encircles his brow, the tassels of one or both ends...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 525 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 420; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.322

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture