Corner fragment of pillar from behind cobra statue's hood

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1360 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Sudan, Soleb, found at Gebel Barkal, B501, V-1


Overall: 3 x 2.7 x 4.4 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World



This is a small corner fragment of pillar behind cobra’s hood, forming the lower back right corner 21.11699f. It is polished and flat on one face. See Documentation for possible Related Objects.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amen, B 501, V-1; but originally from Soleb. January-February, 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition