Sculpture fragment


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, 700 D


Other: 22.5 x 13.3 x 10.5 cm (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dark green gray stone

Not On View


The Ancient World



Large rectilinear fragment with two dressed faces at right angles. Each face has an incised line running the whole length of the fragment with rougher perpendicular lines. The larger face has parts of 3 hieroglyphs: di, sun disc and dj snake. Same unusual material surface is dark green gray color often with a crackled texture. All incised marks are very finely executed and very crisp. The two inscribed faces of this object and 19-12-28 likely link up. They both have a finished bottom and are orientated vertically.


From Nubia , Gebel Barkal, 700 D. 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