Feather pattern fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B900 Ex 2 debris

Dimensions

Other: 6.1 x 5.5 x 2.4 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-91

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment with one finished surface with incised feather pattern of rounded chest feathers, that looks like scales. One edge of worked surface has slight upward flare.These are the same pattern and stone, but non joining, as 16-4-122.2, 19-1-402, 16-2-142 , 20-1-91, 16-4-121.2, 20-1-194. See Documentation for other bird related fragments of black granodiorite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B900 Ex 2 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