Bronze head wearing a helmet
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Pyramid N _
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 079.
Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze head wearing a helmet. Only the head of the statue remains. There is wavy hair under the helmet. The surface is corroded.
Pitted; electrolytically cleaned. The eyes of this head, from a statuette, are hollowed for filling in a diferent material. (Comstock & Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes, as Helmeted Head of Alexander the Great)
From Meroe, Beg. N 34. excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition