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Grotesque head of a man

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Mold made terracotta grotesque head of a man. He wears a helmet decorated with tall plumes. There are three plumes in the center and one on each side. It is hollow. The surface is worn.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt; 1962: accepted by the MFA; 1969: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.6 x 4.8 cm (3 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.42

Medium or Technique

Mold-made terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture