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Fragment of cobra statue's hood

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This is a fragment of the hood of the cobra plus 2 chips. This is the front of the hood with seven horizontal ridges. It has a finished side and broken back pillar. It joins 21.11699a-e and f behind the hood. See Documentation for possible Related Objects.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amen, B 501 II-3, but originally from Soleb. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: 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, Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.


Sudan, Soleb, found at Gebel Barkal, Sudan


Overall: 19.5 x 14.3 x 15.1 cm (7 11/16 x 5 5/8 x 5 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite


The Ancient World