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Head of a soldier

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Parts of the nose and ears are missing; the hair at the back of the neck has been broken away, and the neck itself has also been broken irregularly. Otherwise, the head is in generally good condition. The hold in the back of the head seems to be a souvenir of its older mounting. The man...

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By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 525 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 419.


30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World