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Man in an Eastern helmet or cap

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The nose is worn, as is the rim of the headgear. Otherwise the head is in good condition. A fringe of hair enframes the forehead between the ears, and a mass of hair in braids or coils on the back of the neck is caught up into a cloth which falls almost to the shoulders.


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 early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 432.


13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone; light limestone


The Ancient World