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Fragment of the back pillar from a statue of Senkamanisken

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One rectilinear fragment with two worked surfaces from the back pillar of the colossal statue of Senkamanisken. It contains a partial cartouche of Senkamanisken.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B503 ex. "N". 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 12.8 x 12.6 x 6.6 cm (5 1/16 x 4 15/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brown gray granite


The Ancient World