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Man in Near Eastern dress

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The head is broken away, and one side of the body has been badly damaged. Surfaces and the plinth are chipped or worn away. Otherwise all the figure's details and extremities are preserved; damages seem minimal from a frontal view. The man wears a long tunic with short sleeve(s) and a mantle...

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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 520 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 425.


32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; light limestone


The Ancient World