Sculpture fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, 700 X

Dimensions

Other: 10.6 x 4.9 x 7.5 cm (4 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-464.1

Medium or Technique

Dark green gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rectilinear fragment with one worked face. One hieroglyph of a face ‘hr’ sign and possibly the beginning of another. Unusual material, the surface is dark green gray color often with a crackled texture. All incised hieroglyphs are very finely executed and very crisp.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, 700 X. 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