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Youth wearing a Phrygian cap

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The head is broken off across the neck at the bottom of the cap. There are slight chips on the face and cap, but otherwise the condition is excellent, the limestone having a light brown patina. A series of stylized curls enframes the youth's forehead in a semicircle, running down in front of...

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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, Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 446.


12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World