Head of a Nubian

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Temple K II

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.5 x 2.3 cm (2 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1305a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

Blue glazed faience wall tile representing one of the local enemies of the kingdom of Kerma, from a chapel in which foreigners were shown bound together to symbolize the domination of the Kerma kingdom.

Provenance

From Kerma, Upper Defuffa Chapel K II A no.18. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition