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Left side of face fragment

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This fragment includes a fragment of the left side of a face including part of the forehead, eye, and a large part of the cheek. 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 IV B body YA no.63. 1914: 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.9 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm (4 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1490

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture