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Torso and head of female figurine

2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Kubban, Cemetery 110, Graves 224 and 15


Overall: 11.4 x 8.4 x 0.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 5/16 x 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery. Fired Nile clay with traces of red surface or coating and slight burnish or polish

Not On View


The Ancient World



Upper half of schematic female figurine, broken off at waist. The torso is formed by a flattened round dish through which two holes are pierced, possibly to indicate the arms; another hole bored vertically through at the throat to the back of the figure.The neck is elongated with a small round head at the top. The ears have been modelled in the clay and are pierced. The nose is modelled and the eyes are incised with a horizontal line. The hair on the top of the head has been indicated by incised dots. Traces of a white substance may have been applied over the head.


Kubban. (ASN 110/224 and 110/15). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia