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Inscribed torso of a male

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This is a fragment of the torso of a standing male with long, high-waisted kilt with a crease up the front. It is inscribed. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Defuffa surface of first ring of stones east of Tell. 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13.2 x 12 x 12 cm (5 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World