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Torso of a standing male

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 6.3 x 5.9 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.) Total height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1205b

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a fragment of the proper left shoulder to thigh of a standing male figure wearing a kilt. The figure has a back pillar. It joins 20.1205a, which is the lower half of the body including the left elbow and hand and part of back pillar.
The stone is black serpentinite with blue-green mottled coloration on surface.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition