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Head of a man

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Mold made terracotta head of a man. He wears a conical hat (pilos) or helmet. It is hollow. It is broken off at the neck. The surface is worn. There is a white substance on the surface.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt; 1962: accepted by the MFA; 1969: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.9 x 5.7 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.37

Medium or Technique

Mold-made terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture