Inscribed sculpture fragment

New Kingdom (?), Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 Area 0-5m W of and between N and S curtain


Other: (Largest) 12 x 9 x 8.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Other: (Smallest) 2 x 5.6 x 6.5 cm (13/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black grano-diorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View


The Ancient World



Two joining fragments with one worked surface with incised hieroglyphs of two netcher signs. Cream coating on inscribed surface. See Documentation.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 Area 0-5m "W" of and between "N" and "S" curtain walls. 1920: 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