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Head of a king wearing a nemes

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This is the head and shoulders of a king wearing the nemes headdress. The upper part of the face is broken.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, southern cemetery. K X debris, upper debris near K1043. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, 1844–1797 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.3968

Medium or Technique

Diorite or Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture