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Unidentifiable fragment

This is a corner piece of a square object. The back is flat and there is a raised rim around the edge of the top side. There is also an arc-shaped line in raised relief. The object is encrusted in mud. It is incorrectly listed as a shawabty fragment in the Object Register.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 501. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4 x 3.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments