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One flat surface with incised hieroglyphic inscription. Part of altar of Taharka. See Documentation for other fragments of this altar.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, circular wall B-1000. 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,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 15.2 x 3.1 x 7.5 cm (6 x 1 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-241d

Medium or Technique

Light gray granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture