Head of a king wearing a nemes

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret III
1844–1797 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X debris

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3968

Medium or Technique

Diorite or Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is the head and shoulders of a king wearing the nemes headdress. The upper part of the face is broken.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, southern cemetery. K X debris, upper debris near K1043. 1914: 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