Nemes headdress(?) fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II (A) no.12

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 5.8 x 2.6 cm (3 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

14.1076

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment is possibly the right corner of a royal nemes headdress of a nearly life-sized statue. It is dark gray or black greywacke.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II (A) no.12. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition