Figurine mold of head of Zeus

Greco-Roman


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Accession Number

88.908

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of Zeus, wreathed. The curls of hair and beard are finely engraved in the archaic manner.

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