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Sculpture fragment, feather pattern

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One fragment of highly polished black granodiorite. Appears to be long wing feathers of large scale sculpture. Largest fragment has two joining, worked surfaces forming an edge, roughly at a right angle, with six bands creating feather pattern. See Documentation for other bird related fragments...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, south side of 804. 1916: 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



Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Other (Largest): 20.5 x 18.3 x 6.7 cm (8 1/16 x 7 3/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Other (Smallest): 9.8 x 10.1 x 4.8 cm (3 7/8 x 4 x 1 7/8 in.) Other (Medium): 8.8 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm (3 7/16 x 3 x 2 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite


The Ancient World