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Lower section of an inscribed seated figure

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This is one of two fitting fragments of a small seated figure. This fragment is the back and part of the sides of the base and has three lines of inscribed text. It joins 20.1187a which is preserved from the waist down, including both forearms and hands on the knees. The figure wears a shendyt...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room B upper debris. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. It joins 20.1187a.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 21.7 x 11.5 x 21.6 cm (8 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.) Overall: b) 12.3 x 11.5 x 7.6 cm (4 13/16 x 4 1/2 x 3 in.)

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The Ancient World