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Pleated kilt (?) fragment

This is a smooth alabaster fragment with six concave grooves, probably pleats from a kilt.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III room D. 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 1.8 x 5.1cm (3 3/8 x 11/16 x 2in.)

Accession Number

13.5739

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture