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Fragment of double cobra hood

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One surface with double cobra hood incised markings, the other surface with deeply incised hieroglyphs. Large rectilinear fragment with 2 flat dressed sides.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 IX 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

Nubian,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 15 x 9.5 x 9.9 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-562

Medium or Technique

gray granite with black and white inclusions

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture