User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Torso of a standing male

Start collecting

This torso fragment comes from a standing male statuette. The arms extend straight down at the sides and the figure wears a long projecting ankle length skirt with modeled ties at the chest level. A plain back pillar ends below the shoulders. The head and neck are missing as are the lower end...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room A. 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: 33 x 14.8 x 15 cm (13 x 5 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1192

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture