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Hand holding a heka scepter

This is a fragment of a clenched right hand holding a heka scepter, and the edge of a cloak, probably from a figure of a king in a Sed festival cloak. The stone is grayish-green greywacke.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 9-1. 1914: 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 7.4 x 2.5 cm (3 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

14.1039

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture