Sculpture fragment

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, between D 500 and B 1000 well


Other: 13.8 x 17.8 x 9 cm (5 7/16 x 7 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View


The Ancient World



Sculptural fragment of upper torso of male figure with left arm bent and palm forward. There is a second open hand, palm up, modelled on the back of the left shoulder that must belong to a different figure. Around the neck there is a necklace with three elements: two flies flanking a central object. The sculpture is composed of two pieces that were glued together.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, between D 500 and B 1000 well. 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