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This fragment has three finished surfaces. It may be the back of the head and a portion of both temple areas of a medium-sized sculpture. It may also be the rounded back of a block or seated statue. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave K 405 debris. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.6 x 14.5 x 13 cm (3 x 5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World