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Head of a male

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This is a bald and beardless head from a male statue. The face is finely modelled with nose intact. The top and the back of the head is battered. 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 II Upper Deffufa room B near door about 200 cm above floor. 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: 7.9 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1211

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture