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Bust of Helios, the sun god

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Bust of Helios. Projections representing sunbeams circle his head.

Provenance

By the mid 1970s: Jonathan P. Rosen Collection; March 23, 1983: loaned by Jonathan P. Rosen to MFA (as 33.1983); year-end gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen to MFA in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004, December 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004

Roman, Late Hellenistic to Roman Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt (perhaps)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in. (approximately)

Accession Number

2004.2233

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture