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Wig and head fragment

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This fragment includes the lower part of the head with part of the wig on the back. Fragments of the front lappets and the lower half of the right ear remain. The face is missing, but the back of the wig is present. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III center. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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: 15.8 x 10.9 x 7.8 cm (6 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World