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Head of an execration figure

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Faded blue faience; the hair, beard and eyes of darker glaze. Chin and end of nose broken off.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus III, Hall A. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1308

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture