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Inscribed corner fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 5-1

Dimensions

Overall: 16.4 x 3.5 x 3.6 cm (6 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1176b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a corner fragment from the sides of a throne, or possibly a back support, from a statue. Each fragment bears part of an incised inscription, mentioning a toponym (partially preserved) followed by the phrase ir.n.f d ‘nx Dt. It joins 20.1176d. See also 20.1176a, c, and e. There are incised hieroglyphs in a vertical column: ’ [place name] ir n.f ‘

Inscription

ir.n.f di anX Dt (fragment)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 5-1. 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