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One fragment with two flat and one rounded worked surfaces. The two flat sides form a corner. One flat side has niwet hieroglyph and vertical borderline, horizontal line, and partial hieroglyphs including niwet sign.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, No 900. 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: 17.2 x 11.1 x 6.9 cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-540.16

Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite with large white inclusions

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture