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Inscribed base fragment of a statue

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This is the top and proper left side of the base of a sculpture with the toes of the left foot of a figure and some illegible incised hierogylphs. The stone is black granodiorite with small evenly distributed white and black biotite inclusions (may be diorite). GD3.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV B debris. 1914: 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: 5 x 8 x 3.4 cm (1 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1495

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture