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Head and shoulders of a bearded male

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This is a fragment of the head and shoulders of a bearded male figure. His wig is indicated by striated vertical lines. A portion of the right ear remains. The entire face is missing. Overall this object is composed of three fitting fragments of figure sitting cross legged.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 2(2). 1913: 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 10.3 x 14.3 x 4.6 cm (4 1/16 x 5 5/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Basalt (?)


The Ancient World