Man in a headcloth

Archaic Period
probably very early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 428.


13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White Limestone

Not On View


The Ancient World



The nose and chin are chipped; otherwise, the surfaces are in good condition, being covered by a fairly thick brown (earthy) patina.
The headdress is arranged in a vaguely Egyptian style. There is a pattern of rectangles and zigzags on the cloth, which covers the entire head and contains the hair on the back of the neck. There are double-spiral earrings on the ears.


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