Falcon head fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3983

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment of a falcon head. Only the beak and eyes of the falcon remain and a portion of the top of the head. There is a socket drilled on the top of the head to receive a headdress. A bit of the right ear remains. The surface is worn. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, southern cemetery, KX, surface debris north of K1043, 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.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition