Bronze head wearing a helmet

Hellenistic
323–31 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Pyramid N _

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 079.

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.878

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition