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Nostrils

Nostrils of a life size human (?) head. (See also 13-12-90a, 13-12-352c, 13-12-352, 13-12-793a, b, c, and e for similiar sculpture and hippo pieces.)

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. K III, 17(3). 1913 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 19 : assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 2.3 x 3.3 cm (1 3/8 x 7/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-793b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture