Two fragments of a statue (Senwosret III?)

Nubian
Middle Kingdom, late dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S LVII

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 14.2 x 11.6 x 10.7 cm (5 9/16 x 4 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1764

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

These two fragments derive from a red granite statue of a king, probably representing Senwosret III. He wears a head cloth with incised lines. One frgment preserves the right upper side of the face, right ear, and right front part of the head. The other is part of a pleated kilt. The details are worn.

Provenance

From Semna/S LVII. 1924: 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. 24-3-755

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition