Right side of head and torso of a king

Early Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty 12
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Defuffa room B near door


Overall: 13.7 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm (5 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



This finely carved fragment shows the waist, torso, and head on the right side of a royal statuette. He wears a royal pleated headdress with a uraeus on top. The right arm is broken off at the shoulder.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Defuffa room B near door. 1914: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition