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Man in a headcloth

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The nose and chin are chipped; otherwise, the surfaces are in good condition, being covered by a fairly thick brown (earthy) patina. The headdress is arranged in a vaguely Egyptian style. There is a pattern of rectangles and zigzags on the cloth, which covers the entire head and contains 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 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 428.


13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White Limestone


The Ancient World