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Sculpture fragments of colossal statue

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 area 0-5m w of & b/t lines of N+S entrance

Dimensions

Other: 31.3 x 15.2 x 4.5 cm (12 5/16 x 6 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-277.1

Medium or Technique

Black Grano-diorite with black sparkly inclusions and red inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Three polished pieces joining, and forming the knee and shin of colossal figure. Other fragments 20-1-277.2 and 20-1-277.3 appear to belong to the same figure, but do not join 20-1-277.1. See Documentation for possible other parts of this colossal statue.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 area 0-5m west of and between lines of north and south curtain entrance. 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