Lower right leg of a striding male

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 6(1)


Overall: 27 x 31.8 cm (10 5/8 x 12 1/2 in.) Overall: 27 x 13.5 x 31.8 cm (10 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

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Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment includes the right heel and lower leg of a statue of a striding man with the joining back pillar. The back pillar is inscribed with a portion of the offering formula “all food offerings and all things good and pure for the ka of” continuing on to the top of the next column, which is missing. Overall, these two fitting fragments, a and b, make the legs of a walking statue. It is inscribed down the back pillar. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5. It joins 20.1185b and is possibly related to 20.1221.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 10(1). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition