Ram's head fragment

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of King Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Other: 16.5 x 10.2 x 6.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-470b

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

One fragment with rounded, curved surface. A ram’s head is sculpted in deep relief at top of fragment with incised hieroglyphs at bottom, giving the name of king Aspelta.

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