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Fragment of cobra hood

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Proper right side of hood of cobra. Two polished, worked surfaces form an edge. One face has incised line and other is curved and concave and flares at edge where it joins a figure. Other non joining cobra fragments are 19-12-142 and Eg.Inv.11837. See Documentation.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 II 4. 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, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 11.8 x 5.6 x 8.3 cm (4 5/8 x 2 3/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-236

Medium or Technique

gray granite with black and white inclusions

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture