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Fragment of an ear

These two fragments look like they came from an ear of a life-size statue. [Sample AKRM 11].

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KIII, Room H, December 1913 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913 : assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm (2 1/8 x 1 7/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

13.5753

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture