Wig and left ear of a male
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a
Overall: 5.4 x 7.3 x 9.5 cm (2 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition