Fragments of female sphinx

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–10 B.C.


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W25

Dimensions

3.75 x 3.7 cm (1 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-609

Medium or Technique

Steatite(?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female sphinx; upcurving wings, torso and upper part of front legs - decayed

Provenance

From W25, January, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition