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Inscribed back pillar and torso

This is the torso of a standing figure wearing a pleated kilt with both hands extended at sides, preserved from abdomen to knees. There is a short back-pillar, ending at the small of back, inscribed with htp-di-nswt offering formula. The stone is grayish-green greywacke.

Inscription

Htp d nsw

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II room A no.23 Upper Deffufa. 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)

Accession Number

20.1212

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture