User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Priest or votary

Start collecting

The nose and face have suffered some damage, as visible. The surfaces have the usual crusty brown patina. The man wears a relatively thin, tight wreath around his brow. The hair above is only slightly indicated, while a fringe of curls appears over the forehead. The back of the neck and base...

Show Full Description

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, Late Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 461.

Dimensions

11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.333

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture