Inscribed sculpture fragment

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of King Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, surface N of great temple

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 14.2 x 4.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 9/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-470a

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

One rectilinear fragment inscribed with cartouche of Atlanersa. Hieroglyphs below cartouche “di es ankh.” See Documentation for possible related objects.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, surface N of great temple. 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