Waist and legs of an inscribed standing figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1 km east south east of K XXII

Dimensions

Overall: 13.4 x 10 x 13 cm (5 1/4 x 3 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1186

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment of a torso comprises the waist and upper legs of a standing statuette. A short kilt projects with both hands outspread upon it. There are traces of inscription down the back support. The surface is much weathered. 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, 1 km east south east of K XXII. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition