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Head of a god or youth

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The head is somewhat battered, and the features are rather worn. The young man wears a headcloth and hair which falls in cloth-covered braids onto the back, either side of and over the neck. The figure was clad in a long garment of Eastern type.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, probably 600 B.C. or slightly later

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 410.

Dimensions

10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

86.158

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture