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Right side of a standing female deity

This is a fragment from the proper right side of standing goddess in a sheath dress, showing leg and thigh. The hand is holding a broken ankh. Part of back pillar is present. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic black biotite inclusions and mica, the break areas look granulated. GD5.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X A corridor 8-2. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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: 19.4 x 5.3 x 8 cm (7 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14-1-499

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture