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Inscribed base and foot of a statute of a king

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X (8)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 6.9 x 11.1 cm (3 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1202

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment is part of the base and right foot from standing statuette of a king, with the ‘nine bows’ under his feet. The back is inscribed with the end of a titulary (?), ending ‘… beloved of X, lord of Madu’. Presumably, it is originally from Medamud (ancient Madu), then brought to Kerma. The stone is grayish green greywacke.

Inscription

nb mAdw mry

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X (8). 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