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Back pillar(?) fragment of a statue

This is a rectilinear fragment with 2 worked surfaces and a small part of a third worked surface. They form an inside and an outside corner. It is possibly part of a back pillar. The stone is black serpentinite with blue-green mottled coloration on surface.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm (1 x 1 5/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-2-593.6

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture