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Head of a female figurine

RBW figurine; upper half of a female body, broken off at waist. Hole bored at the throat, and used to indicate the presence of arms. Thought to represent women with ornamental tattoos on their face and body, and may ahve been placed in burials for magical purposes.

Provenance

Kubban. (ASN 110/224 and 110/15). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, C-Group, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Accession Number

19.1574

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture