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Base of a scribal statue

This fragment has a flat semicircular edge with curving semicircular shape on top, mostly destroyed. It is possibly the base of a scribal statue (see 13-12-51b). It is made out of coarse alabaster. It joins 13.5827.2.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B debris. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 9.7 x 11 x 5.8cm (3 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 5/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World