Head or ram fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 II 4

Dimensions

Other: 9.6 x 4.2 x 11.6 cm (3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-2-64

Medium or Technique

Gray-green greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sculpted fragment with one modeled rounded surface, partly covered with incised spiral decoration. This looks like the back of a head with hair. However, the design is also like that used to indicate a ram’s curly coat. Joins with 19-1-193.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B 501 II 4. 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