Fragment of beard (?) of sphinx

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B9501, III 5 debris

Dimensions

Other: 6.7 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-225

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment from sphinx statuette. One fragment with one large rounded dressed surface. Part of beard (?).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501, III 5 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