Sculpture fragment, feather pattern

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, South side of 804

Dimensions

Other (Largest): 20.5 x 18.3 x 6.7 cm (8 1/16 x 7 3/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Other (Smallest): 9.8 x 10.1 x 4.8 cm (3 7/8 x 4 x 1 7/8 in.) Other (Medium): 8.8 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm (3 7/16 x 3 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-407.1

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

One fragment of highly polished black granodiorite. Appears to be long wing feathers of large scale sculpture. Largest fragment has two joining, worked surfaces forming an edge, roughly at a right angle, with six bands creating feather pattern. See Documentation for other bird related fragments of black granite.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, south side of 804. 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