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Head fragment from a male statue

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Terracotta head fragment from the statue of a man wearing a conical hat (pilos) or helmet. It is hollow, with a break at the neck. There are traces of white ground on the surface and black paint on the eyes and the nasolabial lines. The surface is corroded. The details are worn.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000. 1926: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.5 x 3.5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.1705

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture