Torso fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room A entrance

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 12 x 11 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.);Other: Width of back pillar 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-33

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment of the torso of a seated or squatting figure with the right hand across chest. The right hand and arm position is angled upwards, part of the modeling of the left arm is evident below the right. There is a broad back pillar. Likely this is a fragment of a seated figure. Compare simelar figure MFA 17.1118.
The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often, with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room A entrance. 1913: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition