Inscribed base fragment of a statue

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 10-4

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 6.5 x 10 cm (2 3/8 x 2 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-1-358a

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a corner fragment of a statue base with incised hieroglyphs on one face bordered by incised lines. It has three finished surfaces. 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 X corridor 10-4. 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