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Sculpture fragment of colossal statue

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 VIII 3 debris

Dimensions

Other (Larger): 12.6 x 2.4 x 6.5 cm (4 15/16 x 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-2-152

Medium or Technique

Black grano-diorite with black sparkly inclusions

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sculptural fragment with one curved very worn worked surface, possibly part of a pleated skirt or wig. See Documentation for other possible fragments of this colossal sculpture.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501VIII 3 debris. 1920: 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