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A personification or idealized Greek king

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Head of a god with incised beard and mustache. The face is broad at the cheekbones and tapers to a small, pointed chin. The mouth is small. The hair springs up above the forhead and cascades down beside the face in long, turbulent curls. The left eye and all above and over to the left cheek...

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By date unknown: with Jerome M. Eisenberg, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York; 1967: purchased by an Anonymous collector: December 16, 2003: Anonymous gift to MFA

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Anonymous gift

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


Height: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.); width: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 cm)

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The Ancient World