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Rectilinear fragment. Three surfaces at right angles in vertical plane. One of the faces bears a finely incised portion of a Horus name. A falcon is standing on a rectangular serekh, 3 hieroglyphs below are: Ia, n, and khet. Another face flares on one side. Polished gray granite with few red...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501, IV 4. 1920: 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: 15.6 x 17.1 x 14.4 cm (6 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-2-73

Medium or Technique

Brown gray Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture