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Head of a male

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This fragment is the head from a small male statue. The figure is bald and beardless. The top of the back pillar is visible. The nose is battered and weathered. The surface is rough, but polished. The stone is pure black, shiny serpentinite with slippery surface.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, over K IV grave K 444 debris northeast corner. 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World