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Ptolemaic King or Official

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Nose, lips, and chin have been damaged slightly. The neck is broken through on a fairly even line. The surfaces are covered with a crusty brown deposit. This strongly modeled, over life-sized head from a votive or commemorative statue seems to be an ideal, generalized likeness of the Macedonian...

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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 Period, 246–221 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 450; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

33.1 cm (13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.336

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture