Torso of an inscribed standing male

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B east of pillar


Overall: 14.5 x 11.7 x 7.7 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This torso fragment comes from a statue of a standing figure. It is preserved from the top of the shoulders to just below the navel. The ends of the front lappets of the wig are preserved on the chest. There is an uninscribed back pillar. There appears to be an inscribed title below the navel “iry pat Haty-a”. It is much battered. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B east of pillar. 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