Kilt fragment of Hepdjefa

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 5(2)

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 17 x 13.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-687

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment of the kilt, hips, back and waistband of the statue of Hepdjefa. It joins 14.724 and 13-12-514. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 5(2). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition