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Statue fragment

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Apparently the toe end of a slippered foot. The slipper is decorated with a lotus bud and flower pattern. Three-quarters life size. In Reisner publication, this is thought to be the prow of a faience model boat.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K III, Hall A. December, 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 4.4cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

13-12-339d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture