Head of a child
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a
Overall: 1.7 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment is the head of a child, possibly part of a group statue. Two side locks fall down behind the ears. There is a small patch of hair above the forehead the rest of the head is bald. The face is well-preserved, but broken off at the neck. The stone is pure black, shiny serpentinite with slippery surface.
From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition