Wig and left ear of a male

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 x 7.3 x 9.5 cm (2 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1349

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is the wig and left ear from a statue of a man. The wig is striated and wide, the ears large in Middle Kingdom style. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition