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Fragment of a Nubian male head wearing a helmet

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An image of Statue/Figure. Fragment of a statue in the form of a head of a man. Only the head is preserved and depicts a man wearing a helmet. The Nubians (from southern Egypt/modern Sudan) were famous warriors and often fought for the Egyptian army. This particular representation may be a statue of a deceased person, intended to represent the man during his lifetime. It is also possible that the representation functioned as part of the funerary cult of the dead and was intended as an image to which the Ba (spirit) of the deceased could return. Such images were placed in tombs. The surface is badly eroded and many of the detailed features are now missing. Production Place: Nubia. Find Spot: Aniba Nubia. Carved sandstone, height 0.18 m, circa 100 — circa 200. Roman Period.

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Statue/Figure. Fragment of a statue in the form of a head of a man. Only the head is preserved and depicts a man wearing a helmet. The Nubians (from southern Egypt/modern Sudan) were famous warriors and often fought for the Egyptian army. This particular representation may be a statue of a deceased person, intended to represent the man during his lifetime. It is also possible that the representation functioned as part of the funerary cult of the dead and was intended as an image to which the Ba (spirit) of the deceased could return. Such images were placed in tombs. The surface is badly eroded and many of the detailed features are now missing. Production Place: Nubia. Find Spot: Aniba Nubia. Carved sandstone, height 0.18 m, circa 100 — circa 200. Roman Period.

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  • Accession Number: E.12.1910
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 630 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 135.21kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2013:10:21 16:01:21

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2nd Century AD African antiquity carved figure Fitz_ANT fragment funerary heads helmet male Nubian Roman sandstone statue warriors

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