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Colossal statue of King Aspelta

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Inscribed down column at back.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal: torso from great temple of Amen, cache of statues north of First Pylon (B 500 A), head from Temple B 800, Room 904 (B 801). 1916: eexcavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: August 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 332.1 cm (130 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.730

Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture