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Inscribed fragment of a cross-legged figure

This fragment consists of the lower portion of a figure seated cross-legged. The skirt is spread over the knees with two horizontal lines of incised inscription on the top. The inscription is a hetep di nesewt formula to Khnum. The front and right side of base are inscribed with a horizontal...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III outer edge to south. 1913: 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Basalt (?)


The Ancient World