Head of a ba statue
Late Meroitic Period
mid-3rd century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog
Height: 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Sandstone head from a ba-statue. A solar disc, (representing the solar orb) in a metal fitting, would have been inserted in the hole at the top of the head. The statue was originally a full human form with folded wings.
From Karanog. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange