Sculpture fragment with feather pattern

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Room 904

Dimensions

Other: 9.4 x 4.1 x 9.5 cm (3 11/16 x 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-122.2

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment with one finished surface with incised feather pattern of rounded chest feathers, that looks like scales. These are the same pattern and stone, but non joining, as 16-4-122.2, 19-1-402, 16-2-142 , 20-1-91, 16-4-121.2, 20-1-194. See Documentation for other bird related fragments of black granite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Room 904. 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