Inscribed torso of statuette

Nubian
Napatan or Meroitic


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, 704

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-204

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Two fragments of a small standing statuette. The face is broken off and missing. One fragment extends from the waist to the chest. The second piece extends from the shoulders to the neck and lower part of head. The left leg is advanced, the hands are held at the sides. The back pillar is inscribed with a htp di nswt offering formula and prt khrw to Ptah Sokar Osiris. There are no titles or names on this fragment.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal 704. 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