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Torso of a standing figure

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This is a fragment of the waist to the ankles of a small standing figure wearing a projecting long kilt with a central fold up the front, tied with a knot at the waist. The hands are extended at the sides. There is a plain back pillar. The surface is polished, but chipped in some areas. The...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B. 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 March 1, 1920)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 23 x 11.3 x 13.5 cm (9 1/16 x 4 7/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World