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Fragment of a statuette

Fragment of a standing nude male figure, proper right hip and thigh, with part of arm hanging at side.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

3.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm (1 5/16 x 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-133

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture