Statue of King Senkamanisken

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
643–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 500 Trench A ; B 800 room 904

Dimensions

Height x width: 147.8 x 50.1 cm (58 3/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.731

Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Standing statue of Senkamanisken with the left foot striding forward and arms at his sides, with the fists clenched. Inscription in column at back. Crown, kilt, sandals and ornaments were originally covered in gold sheet.

Provenance

From Gebel Barkal: head from Great Temple of Amen, cache of royal staues north of First Pylon, Temple B 500 A; body from temple B 800 room 904. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: August 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition