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The back of the head and the tip of the nose are missing. Otherwise, the condition is excellent. The light color of the stone has not been changed by a heavy patina. There are traces of red color in the hair and on the lips, also around the eyes. The brow is enframed by large corkscrew curls,...

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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, Middle to Late Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 455.


17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World