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Waist and legs of an inscribed standing figure

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This fragment of a torso comprises the waist and upper legs of a standing statuette. A short kilt projects with both hands outspread upon it. There are traces of inscription down the back support. The surface is much weathered. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, 1 km east south east of K XXII. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13.4 x 10 x 13 cm (5 1/4 x 3 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World