Waist and legs of a seated figure

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI (6) middle


Overall: 21.9 x 13.8 x 20 cm (8 5/8 x 5 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This is a lower body fragment from a seated statue. The fragment is from the stomach to the shins of figure sitting on a throne. The arms are extended with the hands on the knees. The figure is wearing a long skirt. It is uninscribed. 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.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI (6) middle. 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.

(Accession date March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition