Sculpture fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, North of B802 debris

Dimensions

Other: 7.4 x 5.4 x 1.8 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-5

Medium or Technique

Dark green gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear fragment with 2 worked faces forming a right angle. One incised line and edge of an inscription. Has finished bottom surface and traces of hieroglyph above horizontal base line. 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, North of B802 debris. 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