Inscribed base fragment of a statue

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 4

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 8 x 8 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5741

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a corner fragment of a statue base with 4 finished surfaces coming together. There is also a foot on the base. There are traces of an inscription on top of the base. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 4. 1913: 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