Head of an execration figure

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus III, Hall A

Dimensions

Overall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1308

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faded blue faience; the hair, beard and eyes of darker glaze. Chin and end of nose broken off.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus III, Hall A. 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