Leg fragment of sphinx (?)

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, between 520 and circular wall B-1000

Dimensions

Other: 8.2 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-263.4

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Possibly leg fragment from sphinx. Two sculpted surfaces one of which has a double incised curvy line.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, between 520 and circular well B-1000. 1916: 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