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Wood fragment with relief carving

2 sides carved in very fine relief, left side - lower legs man small elephant, 2nd animal right side - feet of walking figure. See line drawing in Dunham, pyramids publication.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal PYR II; 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

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Akinidad, 84–69 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

17.8 x 5.0 x 3.6 cm (7 x 1 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-183

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments