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Vessel fragment of an offering statue

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave K 1078 debris


Overall: 7.3 x 5.9 x 1.4 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



This is a fragment of a stone bowl with a hole bored into the rim. On the exterior are the third, fourth, and fifth fingers of a left hand and a raised ridge where the hole is bored. The fragment likley represents a vessel being offered by a statue. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave K 1078 debris. 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition