Figure of a scorpion
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, comp. 5-3
Height x width: 14.4 x 24.3 cm (5 11/16 x 9 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Glazed quartz fragment of a large scale sculpture of a scorpion, with a portion of the thorax and the two legs on one side and three legs on the other. There are traces of blue glaze remaining. The surface is rough. Largest piece of 13.5758 joins to front.
From Kerma, tumulus K III, comp. 5-3. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA. (Accession date: March 1, 1920.)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition