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Head or ram fragment

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Sculptural fragment with curved surfaces with incised spiral markings. This looks like the back of a head with hair. However, the design is also like that used to indicate a ram's curly coat. Joins with 20-2-64.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 502 by door. 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: 1.5 x 7 x 4 cm (9/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-193

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture