Sculpture fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B514

Dimensions

Other: 5.6 x 4 x 2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-112.6

Medium or Technique

Dark green gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear fragment with two worked surfaces forming an edge. Two perpendicular, deeply incised lines on worked surface. Other worked surface is part of bottom. 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, B514. 1916: 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