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The face, especially the nose and the hair, have been damaged. The surfaces are clean. The hair is tied up in a large knot behind, and a plain, fairly broad fillet encircles the forehead amid the ample locks that lead to the curly beard. Scientific Analysis: Marble has been...

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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

Greco-Roman Period

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 212.


13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World