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Kilt fragment of Hepdjefa

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This is a fragment of the kilt, hips, back and waistband of the statue of Hepdjefa. It joins 14.724 and 13-12-514. 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 street 5(2). 1913: 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: 19 x 17 x 13.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-687

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture