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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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.3982

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture