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Inscribed base of statue

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These two fitting fragments form the base of a statuette are inscribed with one horizontal line of text giving a portion of a 'peret kherew' offering formula. The surface is rough and worn. a-Corner fragment with 3 finished surfaces; b-Corner fragment with 4 finished surfaces. The stone is...

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Provenance

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. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) Fragment a: 7.3 x 4.8 x 3 cm (2 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.) Fragment b: 4.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

20.1217a-b

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture