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Head of a priest

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The old priest wears a high headdress like a polos, on which is a wreath with a medallion in front. This medallion takes the form of a semiprecious stone, perhaps a cameo, surrounded by a border of pearls or gold orbs. COndition: nose, upper lip, chin, and cheek have been slightly damaged. A...

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By date unknown: Dana Estes Collection; gift of the estate of Dana Estes, March 28, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Dana Estes

Palmyrene, Imperial Period, about mid-2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Palmyra, Syria


Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World