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The head has been broken off and reglued; the left forearm and hand are missing; the body and plinth have been slightly chipped. The surfaces, somewhat worn, have a buff patina or coloration. The man holds an object, like a rectangular tablet, in the right hand, against the long tunic. 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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, probably very early fifth century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 429.


17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White Limestone


The Ancient World