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Torso fragment

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This is a fragment of the torso of a seated or squatting figure with the right hand across chest. The right hand and arm position is angled upwards, part of the modeling of the left arm is evident below the right. There is a broad back pillar. Likely this is a fragment of a seated figure....

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From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV room A entrance. 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 13.5 x 12 x 11 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.);Other: Width of back pillar 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World