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The torso remains from below the chest to the knees, with the lower part of the left arm and hand. The surfaces are in generally good condition. Testing in 1999 determined that the material of this piece is gypsum.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 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 575–550 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 009.

Dimensions

6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.1098

Medium or Technique

Gypsum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture