Head of a Nubian
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Temple K II
Height x depth: 7.5 x 2.3 cm (2 7/8 x 7/8 in.)
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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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition