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Man in a Near Eastern helmet

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Other than the break at the neck and a nick in the back of the crown, the head is in excellent condition. Archaic curls enframe the long, strong, Eastern Mediterranean features. The helmet appears to be made of leather or cloth and comprises a "topknot," side-flaps, ribs leading from the top...

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Gift of Estate of Edward H. Hall, through Miss Mary L. Ware.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Edward H. Hall

Cypriote, Archaic Period or later, 5th century B.C. (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 430.


Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World