Wig and head fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III center

Dimensions

Overall: 15.8 x 10.9 x 7.8 cm (6 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5723

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment includes the lower part of the head with part of the wig on the back. Fragments of the front lappets and the lower half of the right ear remain. The face is missing, but the back of the wig is present. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4. It joins Eg.Inv.1421.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III center. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition