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Sculpture fragment of colossal statue


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501, area 0-5m West of between N & S curtain wa


Other (Larger): 9.7 x 4.5 x 11.2 cm (3 13/16 x 1 3/4 x 4 7/16 in.) Other (Smaller): 7 x 6.6 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 in.)

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Black grano-diorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View


The Ancient World



Two fragments of wig or kilt, one much weathered, one has curved line of kilt, wig. See Documentation for other possible fragments of this colossal sculpture.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501area 0-5m West of between North & South curtain walls. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition