Head fragment of sphinx

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1427–1400 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, D-500 2 and circular wall B1000

Dimensions

Other: 23.5 x 25 x 16.5 cm (9 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-275a

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Large fragment of head of sphinx including the ears and the majority of the nemes headress. Two additional small pieces. The face and crown of the head are missing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, D-500 2 and circular wall B1000. 1916: 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