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Wig and left ear fragment

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This is a fragment of a wig with a small piece of the ear. The tresses of the wig are indicated by incised lines. This is a fragment of black granodiorite with break areas looking almost melted. There are no obvious pink feldspar veins or inclusions.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave K 1078 debris. 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: 8.2 x 6.1 x 1.8 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1418

Medium or Technique

Granodioriite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture