Sculpture fragment

Nubian


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

Dimensions

Other: 23 x 8.5 x 11 cm (9 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-12-28

Medium or Technique

Dark green gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Corner fragment. Two vertical faces each with deep incised vertical line and rough flat bottom. Same object as 19-12-29 and 16-4-112.3. The two inscribed faces of this object and 16-3-257 likely link up. They both have a finished bottom and are orientated vertically. Same unusual material surface is dark green gray color often with a crackled texture. All incised marks are very finely executed and very crisp.

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