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Head and shoulder fragment

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(2)


Overall: 10 x 13.7 x 7 cm (3 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Yellow limestone

Not On View


The Ancient World



This is a fragment of the head and shoulders of a statue of a man wearing a cloak. The face and top of head are missing. The figure has large ears and wears a bag wig. The cloak has incised decoration of a necklace or broadcollar on the chest. There are traces of black and red pigment.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(2). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition