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Head of a male statuette

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This head is all that remains of a pottery figurine of a man or boy with short curly hair. It is hollow, with a jagged break at the neck.


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


Width x length: 2.4 x 3.2 cm (15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic; terracotta; mould-made


The Ancient World