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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: 11 x 16 x 5.5 cm (4 5/16 x 6 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-277.3

Medium or Technique

Black Grano-diorite, with black sparkly inclusions and red inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

One sculpted and polished fragment of shin? of colossal figure. Other fragments 20-1-277.1 and 20-1-277.3 belong to the same figure, but do not join 20-1-277.2. 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