Fragment of pillar from behind cobra statue's hood

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B502 IX 4


Other: 19.2 x 8.4 x 6.9 cm (7 9/16 x 3 5/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite with red inclusions

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World



Large fragment with two polished flat faces. The piece joins vertically with the widest part at the front bottom of 21.11699a-e and also joins with 21.11699i. It joins the central vertical section. Traces of incised marks, hieroglyphs (?) on one polished face. 21.11699h joins the corner. See Documentation for possible Related Objects.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 IX 4. 1919: 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