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Torso of a standing figure

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This is a lower body fragment of a standing figure with a long skirt with the hands held at the sides. The surface is polished but worn and chipped. There is a back pillar. 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 Deffufa room A no.14 . 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 9.8 x 12 cm (6 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1198

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture