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Right hand and lap fragment from a scribe statue

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B debris

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7.8 x 5.3 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5827b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment is of a closed right hand resting on the corner of a crossed leg. It is probably from a figure of a scribe (see 13-12-51a). It is very crudely worked, coarse alabaster.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B debris. 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