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Head from a male figurine

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This face from a red clay statuette portrays a man with a bald head, a chubby chin and downward-curving eyebrows. The back of his head is missing, but the edges are smooth. There is a jagged break at the neck. Traces of white priming over the clay remain. The ears, nose and forehead are...

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By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

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


Height x width: 4.6 x 3.5 cm (1 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made


The Ancient World