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Sculpture fragments of colossal statue


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 area 0-5m w of & b/t lines of N+S entrance


Other: 13 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black Grano-diorite, with black sparkly inclusions and red inclusions

Not On View


The Ancient World



One polished fragment of leg of colossal figure showing muscular detail. Other fragments 20-1-277.2 and 20-1-277.3 belong to same figure, but do not join knee and shin. See Documentation for possible other parts of this colossal statue.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 area 0-5m west of and between lines of north and south curtain entrance. 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