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Inscribed fragment with cartouche

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II (A) no.19 Upper Deffufa

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 7cm (1 5/8 x 2 3/4in.)

Accession Number

20.1209

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a corner fragment of a statue. Its edge is rounded and molded. One surface has a decorative border. Inside are the ends of two lines of horizontal hieroglyphs. The first line has a cartouche beginning with “neter-nefer”. It is very fine work.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Deffufa room A no.19. 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