Sculpture fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B-501, IV 2

Dimensions

Other: 7 x 12 x 12 cm (2 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20-2-52

Medium or Technique

gray granite with black and white inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment with 2 polished, finished, and parallel faces. One is undecorated. One has two large scale incised hieroglyphs of “netcher” and “nefer”, meaning “the good god”. The surface with portion of incised hieroglyphs has a flared edge.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B-501, IV 2 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