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An official or an idealized Ptolemaic king

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There are nicks under the chin, on the brow, and on the right cheek or jaw. Otherwise, the head is in good condition, with a crusty light brown patina. The man wears a tight wreath of laurel leaves and has regular locks of curly hair enframing his forehead, and extending down on the temples in...

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Provenance

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, Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 452; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

72.335

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture