Inscribed sculpture fragment

Egyptian
New Kingdom (?), Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 Area 0-5m W of and between N and S curtain

Dimensions

Other: (Largest) 12 x 9 x 8.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Other: (Smallest) 2 x 5.6 x 6.5 cm (13/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-279b

Medium or Technique

Black grano-diorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Two joining fragments with one worked surface with incised hieroglyphs of two netcher signs. Cream coating on inscribed surface. See Documentation.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 Area 0-5m "W" of and between "N" and "S" curtain walls. 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