Right side of head fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, desert

Dimensions

Overall: 14.4 x 12.3 x 7.9 cm (5 11/16 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1596

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment includes part of the head of a statuette with the top of the head and the right side of the head and wig preserved. The right ear remains. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, desert. 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