Torso of a striding figure

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 13-12-34 KIV room A ent.; 13-12-117 KIV 405 debr


Overall: 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.) a: 14.2 x 12.8 x 13.5 cm (5 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 5/16 in.) b: 12 x 11 x 13.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is two joining lower body fragments from a striding statue wearing a long projecting kilt that extends from above the waist to the lower leg. The skirt has a trapezoidal shape with a horizontal incised line across the bottom. Fragment “a” comprises the hips to the ankles. Fragment “b” is the upper part of the body including both arms, which are extended with the hands resting on the front of the skirt. There is an uninscribed back pillar. The upper half is badly worn. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5. It joins 20.1196c.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 13-12-34 K IV room A entrance; 13-12-117 K IV 405 debris. 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