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Inscribed corner fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 5-2

Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 3.2 x 5.8 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1176c

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 dj ‘nX Dt. It joins 20.1176a, b, d, and e. This has incised hieroglyphs in a vertical column consisting of fragments of two horizontal lines of text. Top line: Dt.

Inscription

ir.n.f dj anX Dt (fragment)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 5-2. 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