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Inscribed fragment of a cross-legged(?) figure

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This is a slightly curving fragment, with part of an incised hieroglyphic inscription reading 'n ka'. It is possibly from a block or cross legged statue. The dark brown stone is very fine grained with no visible inclusions.


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 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: 9.5 x 8.7 x 2.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 7/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dark brown stone


The Ancient World