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Head of a figurine

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Head and shoulders of a female figurine, broken diagonally across chest. Nose and chin batered. Archaic facial features with smiling mouth, large ears, long wavy hair parted in the middle.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Early Dynastic Period, 575 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

11.45922

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture