Leg of a kneeling figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 8 x 8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1220

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a leg fragment from a kneeling statue. The left leg is in a squatting position with the hand resting on the knee. Part of the right leg is horizontal with the foot behind the left ankle. Part of the kilt across the lap is visible. The surface is rough, but polished. The stone is black serpentinite, with a pure black shiny, slippery surface.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III. 1914: 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.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition