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One worked, curved surface. Large fragment of highly polished granite sculpture. Likely part of coil of snake. See 20-1-225 and 21.11700.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 V-5 debris. 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: 18.9 x 12.5 x 5 cm (7 7/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-243

Medium or Technique

Brown gray granite with red inclusions

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture