Inscribed corner fragment of a statue

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV 405 debris

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 12 x 2 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5700

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is a rectilinear fragment from the corner of a base of a statue(?) with incised hieroglyphs on top. The first 2 lines illegible with third line legible. It joins on 13-12-111. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma K IV 405 debris. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. It possibly joins 20.1187a, b.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition