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Head of a Kouros

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The long hair of this head from a statuette is carried in wavy lines from the middle of the forehead down behind the ears. At the back it falls in a broad, flat mass covered by a network of fine diagonal lines. In front several locks, with vertical and horizontal lines incised upon them, fall...

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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

Greek, Archaic Period, about 560–550 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 007.

Dimensions

Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.730

Medium or Technique

Gypsum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture