Head of a ba statue

Nubian
Late Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–A.D. 300


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Shablul, Tomb 11

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1104

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sandstone ba-bird head. It is broken off at the neck. The head is an elongated shape. The details and the surface are worn.

Provenance

From Shablul, tomb 11. 1907: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1907-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange