Obelisk of Senkamanisken

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
643–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 702

Dimensions

Overall: 94 x 18 x 18 cm (37 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.); Overall: Width at bottom of obelisk 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.5434

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This dark gray granite obelisk fragment is inscribed for king Senkamanisken. The obelisk tapers, being wider at the bottom than the top. This is the mid-section of a small obelisk. It is inscribed on all four sides; one face has a cartouche of Senkamanisken.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B702. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: August 2, 2016)

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B702 door.Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition