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Sculpture fragment of cobra(?)

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Fragment of sculpture in black granite, all curved surfaces. See Documentation for other parts of cobra.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 VIII s. 1919: 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: 10.4 x 12.7 x 5.6 cm (4 1/8 x 5 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-611

Medium or Technique

Gray granite with black and white inclusions

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture