Priest or votary
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 462.
10.2 cm (4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Despite or aside from the peculiarities of carving, the head is in relatively good condition.
The subject wears a diadem, which might suggest he belonged to the Ptolemaic or Roman ruling classes. He does not, however, appear to be a portrait of a known person.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription