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BZ.1937.13, Head of a Nomarch or Priest

BZ.1937.13, Head of a Nomarch or Priest

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Egyptian Ptolemaic, late second–early first century BCE

Limestone, 31.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 19.5 cm (12 3/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. x 7 11/16 in.)

Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this sculpture as a Byzantine artwork from the Boston and New York dealer Paul Mallon in April 1937.