Waist and legs of a seated male

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III hall A


Overall: 20.5 x 10.2 x 13 cm (8 1/16 x 4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



This lower body fragment of a seated male statue wears a short pleated kilt. His arms are extended with hands resting on his knees. His right hand is missing. The fragment is from his waist to calves and part of the block seat. It is uninscribed. The feet, ankles and torso are all missing. 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 III hall A. 1913: 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