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Arm fragment

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This is a fragment of the arm and part of the chest (?) from statue. The stone is dark gray granite with many evenly distributed small pink feldspar inclusions and mica inclusions. GD6.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 5(3). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 6.5 x 2.8 cm (3 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5760

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture