End of nemes headress (?) from sphinx

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1427–1400 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501, V 76 VIII 1 debris

Dimensions

Other: 2.2 x 3.3 x 3 cm (7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-258

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment from sphinx statuette. Small cylindrical fragment with two dressed surfaces: one rounded surface with horizontal lines and one flat surface. Appears to be end of pigtail of nemes headress(?).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501, V 76 VIII 1 debris. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition