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Head of a child

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This fragment is the head of a child, possibly part of a group statue. Two side locks fall down behind the ears. There is a small patch of hair above the forehead the rest of the head is bald. The face is well-preserved, but broken off at the neck. The stone is pure black, shiny serpentinite...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 1914: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1215

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture