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Inscribed back pillar and torso

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II (A) no.23 Upper Deffufa

Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 8.8 x 6.5 cm (5 13/16 x 3 7/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1212

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is the torso of a standing figure wearing a pleated kilt with both hands extended at sides, preserved from abdomen to knees. There is a short back-pillar, ending at the small of back, inscribed with htp-di-nswt offering formula. The stone is grayish-green greywacke.

Inscription

Htp d nsw

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II room A no.23 Upper Deffufa. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition