Head of an execration figure

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus III, St 5(1)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1307

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Blue glazed faience; the hair, beard, and eyes are somewhat darker. Back and left side of head missing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus III, St 5(1). December, 1913: 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