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Left forepaw fragment of sphinx

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Left forepaw of sphinx on the head of a captive enemy and part of base with fragmentary incised inscription. Badly cracked. This joins with 16-3-314. See also 19-12-70.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 Ex.2 debris. 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, 1427–1400 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Other: 21 x 13.2 x 12.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite


The Ancient World