Colossal statue of King Aspelta

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Gebel Barkal

Dimensions

Height: 332.1 cm (130 3/4 in.) Height of Base: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.730

Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

On View

Egypt: Sculpture and Tomb Chapels (Gallery 209)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Inscribed down column at back.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal: torso from great temple of Amen, cache of statues north of First Pylon (B 500 A), head from Temple B 800, Room 904 (B 801). 1916: eexcavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: August 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition