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Head of a youth

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The head is broken below the mouth; the nose is battered, and a piece has ben chipped from the upper part of the head. What remains, however, is in good condition and carved in a forceful, provincial (?) style. Archaic curls are arranged around the youth's forehead, and a headcloth appears...

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From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 575 B.C.


Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 415.


6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World