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Man in an Eastern helmet

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This light stone head, with its usual brown, crusty patina, is in excellent condition. There is a groove running around the face, from ear to ear and below the lips. This would seem to suggest a slight beard. The headgear has a large top-piece and upturned side-flaps. He wears double-spiral...

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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. 418.


22.9 cm (9 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World