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Roughly trapezoidal fragment that seems to come to a point with 4 polished, rectilinear faces. One face has portion of hieroglyph of the front of a red crown. Same unusual material surface is dark green gray color often with a crackled texture. All incised marks are very finely executed and...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, 700 D. 1916: 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: 13 x 11.5 x 4.2 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-483d

Medium or Technique

Dark green gray stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture