Head of a ba statue

Nubian
Meroitic


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Gebel Barkal, 704

Dimensions

Overall: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-207

Medium or Technique

Pink Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of statuette broken at neck. Square sinkage in top of head. Eyes and eyebrow painted blue. Traces of plaster over parts of face. Part of back pillar.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal 704, March, 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition