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Cobra hood fragment

This is a fragment from the proper right of cobra hood with full height of right side of 3 horizontal bands and partial height of 2 others. An additional diagonal band extends upward from central hood design. The upward angle of the band reveals that this piece comes from the proper right of...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 "W" and "S." 1919: 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8 x 10.4 x 3.5 cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite


The Ancient World