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Ba-bird head

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Sandstone ba-bird head. It is broken off at the neck. The surface is rough and worn. The details are worn.

Provenance

From Aniba, tomb G 223. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum. (Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270–A.D. 320

Findspot

Aniba, Nubia (Egypt)

Dimensions

Height x depth x Width: 14.7 x 13.5 x 12 cm (5 13/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1114

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture