Right side of head and torso of a king

Egyptian
Early Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty 12
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Defuffa room B near door

Dimensions

Overall: 13.7 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm (5 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1204

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This finely carved fragment shows the waist, torso, and head on the right side of a royal statuette. He wears a royal pleated headdress with a uraeus on top. The right arm is broken off at the shoulder.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Defuffa room B near door. 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