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Torso and head fragment of a female

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II (A) no.20 Upper Deffufa


Overall: 9.5 x 5.8 x 4.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is a fragment of the upper part of the body and head of a female figure. She wears a plain dress with shoulder-straps, and a ‘Hathoric’ tripartite wig with the locks spirally bound with cloth and ending in curls. The face is mostly broken off, but the large ears and shape of the corner of the right eye (no cosmetic line) indicate that it is probably late 12th–13th Dynasty. The stone is grayish-green greywacke.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Deffufa room A no.20. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition