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Inscribed fragment of a throne

This rectilinear fragment is decorated in sunk relief with part of a smA tAwy group. The body of the smA sign, the central knot, and a lotus flower and stems to the left are preserved. It is done in very fine detail and is part of a throne.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X corridor 9-11. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-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

20.1208

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture