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The nose and the chin have been damaged; there is the usual brownish,crusty patina on the surfaces. The long, flowing hair is parted down the middle and appears to be contained by a plain fillet. As a result, masses of locks enframe the face and cover the ears. This hair, and that on the top and...

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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 or Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 457.

Dimensions

8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.348

Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture