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Man in Near Eastern helmet

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As usual, the head is broken at the neck. The features are somewhat worn, but the surfaces have not been adversely affected. The high helmet or cap has a red stripe down the front. It is of the usual "Assyrian" or "Phoenician" type. The lips were also done in red, and the hair appears to have...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 417.

Dimensions

4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.731

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture