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Sandstone statue: E.12.1910

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Current Location: Gallery 24

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Sandstone statue

Description

Fragment of a statue in the form of a head of a man, wearing a helmet.

Sandstone statue fragment. 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.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.18 m

Find spot

  • Aniba Nubia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910) by Green, F. W.

Dating

Roman
Circa 100 CE - Circa 200 CE

Materials used in production

Sandstone

Techniques used in production

Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.12.1910
Primary reference Number: 51041
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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