Sculpture fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, No. 514

Dimensions

Other: 25.2 x 13.5 x 12 cm (9 15/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-285e

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

One large sculpture fragment of breast and neck area of winged animal. There is a hole bored where the head of the figure would be inserted. There are many small chest feathers incised in the surface. The image could be a winged bird or other winged animal such as cobra. See Documentation for other bird related fragments of black granite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, No. 514. 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