Sculpture fragment with feather pattern
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Ex 2 Debris
Other: 7.1 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm (2 13/16 x 2 x 1 5/16 in.)
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Black granite fragment with two worked surfaces. One finished surface, highly polished, with incised feather pattern of rounded chest feathers that look like scales. One finished exterior edge. Other side is curved. The same pattern but non joining as 19-1-402, 16-2-142 and 20-1-91, 16-4-122.2, 19-1-402, 20-1-194. J-7-3. See Documentation for other bird related fragments of black granite.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Ex 2 Debris. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition