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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: 18 x 19 x 12.5 cm (7 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 4 15/16 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 piece of colossal figure. Other fragments 20-1-277.1, .2 and 20-1-277.3 appear to belong to the same figure, but do not join 20-1-277.4. 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