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Corner fragment of a statue

This is a rectilinear fragment with 3 finely finished surfaces forming 2 corners. It is likely a fragment of a base or back pillar of an extremely fine object. The stone is highly polished dark brown, fine grained stone with white veins diagonal to the object.

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: 9.2 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm (3 5/8 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-2-593.2

Medium or Technique

Dark brown stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture