Torso of a standing figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 23 x 11.3 x 13.5 cm (9 1/16 x 4 7/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1194

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment of the waist to the ankles of a small standing figure wearing a projecting long kilt with a central fold up the front, tied with a knot at the waist. The hands are extended at the sides. There is a plain back pillar. The surface is polished, but chipped in some areas. 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 B. 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.

(Accession date March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition