HEAD OF A ROYAL STATUE
Height. 29 cm, Width. 24 cm, Depth. 32
Provenance : Town of Meroë, building KC 104.
of the universities of Calgary and Khartum (P. Shinnie), 1976, No. inv. 6682.
Khartum National Museum, No. 24556
By the styling of the hair and its size, larger than
life, this statue head can be attributed to a woman of royal rank. The sprouting
beard on the chin is not in contradiction with such an attribution since the
queens of Meroë wore ceremonial beards as a mark of their royal dignity.
(Period: 1st or 2nd Century A.D.)
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