Waist and legs of a seated figure

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

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


Overall: 30 x 13.8 x 20.3 cm (11 13/16 x 5 7/16 x 8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment comes from a statue of a seated figure on a throne with a back. The hands rest on the knees. The figure is wearing a long, close-fitting skirt, which extends to the ankles. It is broken off just above the waist and below the ankles. Over all it is battered. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5. It joins 20.1190b.


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