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Left thumb fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 5(1)

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 18.4cm (6 11/16 x 7 1/4in.)

Accession Number

14.1355

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is part of a thumb of a left hand. The cuticle is carefully carved. The hand is grasping part of a large cylindrical object. Traces of black pigment remain.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 5(1). 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