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Falcon head fragment

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This is a fragment of a falcon head. Only the beak and eyes of the falcon remain and a portion of the top of the head. There is a socket drilled on the top of the head to receive a headdress. A bit of the right ear remains. The surface is worn. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, southern cemetery, KX, surface debris north of K1043, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3983

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture