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Inscribed torso of a standing male

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This fragment includes the chest to knees of a standing figure of a man in a long kilt. The back pillar has a vertical inscription. The arms extend at the sides and the left hand is missing. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B upper debris. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 26.9 x 12.8 x 13.8 cm (10 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1193

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture