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Inscribed fragment of the base of a triad

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III room DD

Dimensions

Overall: 5.2 x 12 x 6.2 cm (2 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1201

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a base fragment of a triad. It consists of a flat back plinth and shallow base with 2 engaged pair of feet. The man’s feet are on the proper left with his left foot advanced, and the woman’s are on the proper right with her feet together. There are traces of incised parallel lines, hieroglyphs(?) on the top of the base. The stone is black serpentinite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III room DD. 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