Torso of a standing male

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room A


Overall: 33 x 14.8 x 15 cm (13 x 5 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This torso fragment comes from a standing male statuette. The arms extend straight down at the sides and the figure wears a long projecting ankle length skirt with modeled ties at the chest level. A plain back pillar ends below the shoulders. The head and neck are missing as are the lower end of skirt and the feet. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room A. 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 March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition