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Fragment of a cobra statue naming Amenhotep III and the goddess Selqet

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Black granodiorite figure of coiled cobra on base with raised hood. Originally made in two pieces, the rear end of the coils and base being attached to the front part by a dovetailed tongue-in-grove joint, to be slipped in from the left. Three pieces of the tongue preserved. Upper hood and head...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amen, outer court B 501 Area III-3 and III-6; but originally from Soleb Temple. 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

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

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 45 x 46 x 105 cm (17 11/16 x 18 1/8 x 41 5/16 in.) Framed (Rolling steel pedestal / wooden skirts-3/4" thick): 102.2 x 60.3 x 120 cm (40 1/4 x 23 3/4 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.11699a-e

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture