Incised fragment of base

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
1980–1630 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III Room DD

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (2 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1221

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is the corner of a base of a statuette with three finished surfaces, two of which have an incised hieroglyphic inscription. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5. It possibly joins 20.1185a and 20.1185b.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma III Room DD. 1913. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
December 1913

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition