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Dyad fragment

This is a dyad of a man standing on the woman's right holding hands. The flat back pillar is as wide as the group, and inscribed with two vertical columns, reading right to left. The figures lack shoulders, heads, and feet. The inscription is a 'hetep di neswt' formula for Osiris, Lord of...

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Column 1) Htp d nsw wsir nb AbDw d.f ... column 2) prt xrw t HnKt kAw Apdw Ss mnxt mrHt (illegible) xt nbt ...


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, trench lower 10 brickbat debris. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World