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Torso of a striding figure

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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...

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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

20.1196a-b

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture