Waist and legs of a seated figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 30 x 13.8 x 20.3 cm (11 13/16 x 5 7/16 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1190a

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment comes from a statue of a seated figure on a throne with a back. The hands rest on the knees. The figure is wearing a long, close-fitting skirt, which extends to the ankles. It is broken off just above the waist and below the ankles. Over all it is battered. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5. It joins 20.1190b.

Provenance

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