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Sculpture fragments of colossal statue

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 VI-VII, 7 debris

Dimensions

Other: 27 x 13.5 x 11 cm (10 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-265.2

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Three fragments, two joining. Found as excavators left them wrapped together in cheese cloth. Note that 20-1-265.1 is actually a lower left arm and elbow, and this therefore is not a seated statue. See Documentation for possible other parts of this colossal statue.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 VI-VII 7 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