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Priest or votary

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The surfaces, except for the damage described below, are excellent, the head having a pleasing, light brown to gray patina. The priest or votary wears a laurel wreath above his Archaic curls, which are arranged around the forehead in two rows. Despite the damage to nose, cheek, and neck, this...

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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 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 435.


12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World