Falcon's head

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III St. 14(3)

Dimensions

Overall: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5786

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartzite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Once had blue glazed features. Probably worked in blue faience. Body is cracked but has been repaired.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus K III, comp. 14/3. December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: December 14, 2004.)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition