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Head and shoulders of a deity

This is the head and shoulders of a deity. It wears a tripartite wig and a wesekh collar with three strands of incised beads. The face is missing and seems to have lacked chin and ears, so it is very likely that a theriomorphic deity, for example Horus or Sobek. The back pillar is uninscribed,...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave K 1043 no.12. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World