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Ba-bird head

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

Provenance

From Shablul, tomb 16. 1907: 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; 1907-1991: 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, Late Meroitic Period, 100 B.C.–A.D. 300

Findspot

Shablul, Nubia (Egypt)

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1102

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture