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Head with a globular body

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Carved head with a globular body. The top of the head is flat and shaved off at an angle; a groove in the flat top may have accomodated a headdress.


From el-Kurru, pyramid IV (Queen Khensa). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World