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Ram headed cobra

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Ram headed; with tang below for attachment. There is a groove in the head for the insertion of a disc or crown, which is missing. (Card)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple B 700. March, 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 600–400 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.960

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture