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Vessel fragment of an offering statue

This is a fragment of a stone bowl with a hole bored into the rim. On the exterior are the third, fourth, and fifth fingers of a left hand and a raised ridge where the hole is bored. The fragment likley represents a vessel being offered by a statue. The stone is black granodiorite with sporadic...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K X grave K 1078 debris. 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.3 x 5.9 x 1.4 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World