Head of Amen


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Between D-500 and Curtain wall B-1000


Other: 5.2 x 10.2 x 6 cm (2 1/16 x 4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brown stone, granite?

Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette fragment of upper portion of male figure, head and one shoulder against large flat back pillar. Back pillar is not inscribed. Likely this is an image of Amun with double feather crown. As the figure is off to the left edge it appears to be one of two original figures against the back pillar.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Between D-500 and Curtain wall B-1000. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition