Wig and headdress(?) of a queen(?)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 9-5
Overall: 11 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a fragment of a wig with vertical striations and a feathered pattern perpendicular to the wig striations. It may be part of a Queen’s headdress. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.
From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 9-5. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition