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Hand of an inscribed cross-legged figure

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This is fragment of a seated, cross-legged figure. The finely modeled open, right hand rests on the kilt. Incised hieroglyphs on the lap consisting of "niwet" sign and "netcher nefer." The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, trench lower 7 (south of Z) in debris. 1913: 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. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm (2 3/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3984

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture