Fragment of ear and wig of seated statuette of Merymose (?)

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, D500

Dimensions

Other: 15 x 11 x 8.2 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-250.2

Medium or Technique

Granodiorire

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Large fragment of right front portion of duplex male wig including right ear. Likely part of seated statuette of Merymose (King’s Son of Kush), but this is a non-joining fragment. Black granodiorite with black sparkly inclusions.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B500. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition