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Insscribed fragment of statuette base(?)

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Corner of inscribed base of a statuette(?). Inscribed on two faces, top and front of base, top surface has the inscription, "beloved of Amen Lord of the thrones of the two lands", and a cartouche of Tutmoses IV.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B700 trench debris under S. end of W. side of unattached wall. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 3.3 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm (1 5/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-134

Medium or Technique

Green greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture