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Head of a priest (The Boston Green Head)

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This head of a priest, called the Boston Green Head, is the best portrait sculpture known from the Late Period. The face is wonderfully lifelike and individual. Light wavy lines indicate the furrows of his brow, and crow’s feet radiate from the outer corners of his eyes. The top of his nose...

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Said to have been found at the Serapeum, Saqqara. 1858: given by Muhammed Said Pasha to Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte; by 1904: with Edward Perry Warren; 1904: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren. (Accession Date: January 19, 1904)

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 10.5 x 8.5 x 11.3 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World