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Ram's head fragment

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One fragment with rounded, curved surface. A ram's head is sculpted in deep relief at top of fragment with incised hieroglyphs at bottom, giving the name of king Aspelta.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, surface N of great temple. 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

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 16.5 x 10.2 x 6.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-470b

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture