Fragment of sphinx

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, between 520 and circular wall B-1000

Dimensions

Other: 8.2 x 5.5 x 7.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-263.3

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of sphinx. One of 16 fragments. One sculpted surface with part of chest and vertical hair striations.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, between 520 and circular wall B-1000. 1916: 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