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Fragment of Meroitic stele

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B502 Ex 4 debris

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 8.2 x 12 cm (1 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20-1-25

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with one horizontal line of incised Meroitic script, with incised register lines. Two framents are joined. Style B. Line width is 3.0 cm.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 Ex 4 debris. 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