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Most of the nose has been broken and rubbed away; there is a thick, crusty brown patina. Otherwise the condition is excellent. A thick row of heavy curls enframes the forehead, and a wreath of laurel (?) leaves appears above these. Heavy strands are used to express the hair behind the...

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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)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 456.


16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World