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Head of a man

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Two basic trends may be distinguished in Late Period portraiture: idealizing and nonidealizing. They existed side by side. The subjects of idealizing portraits appear youthful, while nonidealizing portraits show them as mature or even aged. This head is an unusually accomplished and sensitive...

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Provenance

Probably from Athribis. C. 1926-1936: Jacques Matoussian Collection; by 1937: with Paul Mallon; 1937: purchased by MFA from Paul Mallon for $1000. (Accession Date: May 5, 1937)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Probably from Athribis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 22.8 x 18 cm (9 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.377

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture