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Eye of a falcon

This is a small part of the right eye and side of the head of a falcon, from a figure of a falcon or falcon-headed deity.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 5-8. 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 2.4 x 3.7 cm (7/8 x 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-1-454.2

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture