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Back pillar(?) fragment of a statue

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm (1 x 1 5/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-2-593.6

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a rectilinear fragment with 2 worked surfaces and a small part of a third worked surface. They form an inside and an outside corner. It is possibly part of a back pillar. The stone is black serpentinite with blue-green mottled coloration on surface.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition