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Inscribed fragment of a throne

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 9-11

Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 x 2.7 x 0.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1208

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This rectilinear fragment is decorated in sunk relief with part of a smA tAwy group. The body of the smA sign, the central knot, and a lotus flower and stems to the left are preserved. It is done in very fine detail and is part of a throne.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 9-11. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition