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Votive or funerary portrait of a man

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The surface is scratched, and the bridge of the nose has been damaged. Otherwise, the condition is good. The man wears a diadem or wreath of rectangular rosettes in his hair. Traces of red paint are visible here. This hair is arranged in a typically Julio-Claudian fashion, a loose row of locks...

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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, Greco-Roman Period, Julio-Claudian,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 464.


23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World