Head of a cobra

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Gebel Barkal, Debris in Temple B 900, Ex-1

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 10.5 x 14 x 15.5 cm (4 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11700

Medium or Technique

Gray brown granite with red inclusions

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of a colossal cobra. Top of the head where a crown would be attached is now broken off. Upper half of right eye missing. Upper left part of hood with incised lines preserved. Triangular incised design beneath chin on throat. Likely part of body 20-1-255 and 20-1-243.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, debris in Temple B 900, Ex-1. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. December 26, 1919.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition