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Face of enemy fragment from sphinx

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Fragment of finely featured face of an enemy. The fragment includes the right ear, cheek, eye, forehead, nose and mouth, and small part of left cheek. Part of the sphinx.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B900 Ex.1 debris S IV 2-1. 1919: 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, 1427–1400 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 6.6 x 7 x 3 cm (2 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-12-70

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture