Legs of a dyad

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave 1043 no.12


Overall: 18.5 x 13.5 x 13.8 cm (7 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment is a portion of a striding male figure consisting of part of the kilt and and upper legs. The proper left leg is advanced, the right hand is clenched at his side and holds a handkerchief. The back and right side of the back support is preserved, it is broken on the left side where a second figure would be. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave K 1043 no.12. 1913: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition