Ear from a bronze statue

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Length: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4305

Medium or Technique

Gold, bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Life-sized gilded bronze ear, with a long tenon for fastening into the head of a statue. The surface is rough and deteriorated.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KXI B, Lower debris. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Findspot Information: From Kerma.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition