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Two fragments, larger one with no worked surfaces, smaller fragment has two dressed surfaces, one with 6 diagonal incised parallel lines which looks like a portion of a plaited beard.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Room 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 (Largest): 8.9 x 11 x 4.5 cm (3 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Other (Smallest): 4 x 8.5 x 2.6 cm (1 9/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-121

Medium or Technique

Brown gray granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture