Sculpture fragment of nemes (?) of sphinx

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1427–1400 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, No. 901

Dimensions

Other: 7.5 x 4.1 x 6.7 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-223.1

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Possible fragment of sphinx. Sphinx nemes? One sculpted surface with raised concentric bands.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, No. 901. 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