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Inscribed kilt fragment

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This fragment of a kilt has faintly incised hieroglyphs. The stone is black granodiorite, the break areas look almost melted (often with large pink feldspar veins or inclusions). GD4.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III 4(1). 1914: 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.

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 6 x 2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14-2-557c

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture