Waist and legs of a seated figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.1195

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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