Fragment of cobra statue's hood

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Sudan, Soleb, found at Gebel Barkal, B501, II-3


Overall: 19.5 x 14.3 x 15.1 cm (7 11/16 x 5 5/8 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World



This is a fragment of the hood of the cobra plus 2 chips. This is the front of the hood with seven horizontal ridges. It has a finished side and broken back pillar. It joins 21.11699a-e and f behind the hood. See Documentation for possible Related Objects.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amen, B 501 II-3, but originally from Soleb. 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