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Miscellaneous fragment of a statue

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This is a cylindrical fragment with a rounded end. It joins 14-3-967a. The stone is black granodiorite with small evenly distributed white and black biotite inclusions (may be diorite). GD3.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XXXIX K 3901 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: 3.5 x 3.3 x 3.8 cm (1 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.) Overall of joining fragments: 3.8 x 7 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14-3-967b

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture