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Torso of a standing male

This is a fragment of the proper left shoulder to thigh of a standing male figure wearing a kilt. The figure has a back pillar. It joins 20.1205a, which is the lower half of the body including the left elbow and hand and part of back pillar. The stone is black serpentinite with blue-green...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 2(1)a. 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.5 x 6.3 x 5.9 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.) Total height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World