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Head of a male

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This is the head from a statue of a man. The crown of the head is missing and the face is much battered. The left eye and bottom half of the ears are preserved. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 8-1. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 7.5 x 6.8cm (3 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 2 11/16in.)

Accession Number

14.1037

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture