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Falcon's head

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Once had blue glazed features. Probably worked in blue faience. Body is cracked but has been repaired.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus K III, comp. 14/3. December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: December 14, 2004.)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5786

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture