Sculpture fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501, IV 4

Dimensions

Other: 15.6 x 17.1 x 14.4 cm (6 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-2-73

Medium or Technique

Brown gray Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear fragment. Three surfaces at right angles in vertical plane. One of the faces bears a finely incised portion of a Horus name. A falcon is standing on a rectangular serekh, 3 hieroglyphs below are: Ia, n, and khet. Another face flares on one side. Polished gray granite with few red inclusions.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501, IV 4. 1920: 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