Votary or idealized ruler

Cypriote
Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 453.

Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.334

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The nose and one cheek have been nicked. The head is in good condition, with very light patina.
A fillet or very slender wreath runs around the head, and the hair is most emphasized where it comes forward on each temple.

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