Figure with a grotesque head

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period
about 750–475 B.C.


Dimensions

10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.147

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated figure with grotesque head. White clay; traces of black lines. Left hand held to chin; right arm reaches to waist. Ears formed by pellets. Wears a low conical headdress. Both legs gone.

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