Left forepaw fragment of sphinx

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1427–1400 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B502 Ex.2 debris

Dimensions

Other: 21 x 13.2 x 12.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-12-13

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Left forepaw of sphinx on the head of a captive enemy and part of base with fragmentary incised inscription. Badly cracked. This joins with 16-3-314. See also 19-12-70.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 Ex.2 debris. 1919: 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