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 striding figure

Start collecting

This is two joining lower body fragments from a striding statue wearing a long projecting kilt that extends from above the waist to the lower leg. The skirt has a trapezoidal shape with a horizontal incised line across the bottom. Fragment "a" comprises the hips to the ankles. Fragment "b" is...

Show Full Description


From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 13-12-34 K IV room A entrance; 13-12-117 K IV 405 debris. 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.) a: 14.2 x 12.8 x 13.5 cm (5 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 5/16 in.) b: 12 x 11 x 13.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World