Sculpture fragment with feather pattern

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Ex 2 Debris

Dimensions

Other: 7.1 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm (2 13/16 x 2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-194

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Black granite fragment with two worked surfaces. One finished surface, highly polished, with incised feather pattern of rounded chest feathers that look like scales. One finished exterior edge. Other side is curved. The same pattern but non joining as 19-1-402, 16-2-142 and 20-1-91, 16-4-122.2, 19-1-402, 20-1-194. J-7-3. See Documentation for other bird related fragments of black granite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Ex 2 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