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Inscribed back pillar of a statue

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 4.6 x 3.1 cm (4 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1214

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This rectilinear fragment of the back of a statue has one complete and two partial vertical columns of incised inscription.

Inscription

col. 1) ... Hm ... 2) ... sw b Hry tp Tm ... 3) nothing legible

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 by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition