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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1189

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture