Lower left leg of a striding male

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 6(1)

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 8.5 x 28 cm (6 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

20.1185b

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment includes the left advancing lower leg, ankle and part of the top of the foot, except the toes. Overall, these two fitting fragments make the legs of a walking figure. It is inscribed down the back pillar. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5. It joins 20.1185a and is possibly related to 20.1221.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 6(1). 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