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Fragment of thigh of seated statuette of Merymose

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Non-joining fragment of seated statuette of Merymose, King's Son of Kush. One modeled fragment, highly polished. Part of thigh of Merymose, where it joins the lap. Black granodiorite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 VI-VII debris. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 6.4 x 6.2 x 4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-262a

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture