Statue fragment

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, Hall A

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 4.4cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

13-12-339d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Apparently the toe end of a slippered foot. The slipper is decorated with a lotus bud and flower pattern. Three-quarters life size. In Reisner publication, this is thought to be the prow of a faience model boat.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K III, Hall A. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition