Head of a man

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1784–1668 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, between K III and K IV on the surface

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 10.5 x 13.8cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 5 7/16in.)

Accession Number

20.1207

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is the head from large scale figure. It is bald and beardless. The right eye and left ear are battered. A large fragment is missing from back of head. It is broken off at the neck. The stone is black granodiorite with small evenly distributed white and black biotite inclusions (may be diorite). GD3.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, between K III and K IV on the surface. 1914: 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