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HEAD OF ROYAL STATUE

HEAD OF ROYAL STATUE


Stoneware, Traces of gilding and Egyptian blue.
Height. 19 cm, Width. 8,5 cm, Depth. 13 cm.
Provenance : Djébel Barkal, temple B 500, room B 514.
Harvard University - MFA Boston Expedition, April 1916, No. inv. 16-4 286.
Meroïtic Period , At the turn of the millenium.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, No. 24. 1797.


Exhumed in 1916, but only found in 1989 in the stockrooms of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, this head is a choice piece of Meroite art because of its artistic quality.




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