Heroized ruler, priest, or votary

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 456.

Dimensions

16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.331

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Most of the nose has been broken and rubbed away; there is a thick, crusty brown patina. Otherwise the condition is excellent.
A thick row of heavy curls enframes the forehead, and a wreath of laurel (?) leaves appears above these. Heavy strands are used to express the hair behind the wreath, and between it and the ears.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription