Man in a headcloth

Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 424.


25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Grayish limestone

Not On View


The Ancient World



The face has been somewhat damaged at the right temple. There is a heavy calcite (?) deposit over the worn surfaces, but otherwise the head is in reasonably good condition.
The headdress is arranged in the Egyptian fashion, and there are double earrings on each ear. This headdress is combined with the Oriental Archaic style in a bearded votary.


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