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Fragment of a sculpture

Blue glazed quartzite fragment with rounded grooves, with one pin hole on one side and one broken ridge on one edge. In Reisner publication as bed leg from glazed quartzite funerary bed.


From Nubia, Kerma, K III St 4(3).1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913 : assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 11.1 x 6.3 x 9.7 cm (4 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed quartzite


The Ancient World


Architectural elements