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Head of captive

Head of captive in plate bronze. Some were nailed into flag staffs.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal B501. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan period to Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

L x W x D 5.6 x 2.4 x 0.2 cm (2 3/16 x 15/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1746

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects