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Fragment of Meroitic stele

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B551 debris "W" of door Pylon 500 I

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 15 x 25.3 cm (2 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-127a

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with two parallel inscribed faces. The front side has 6 horizontal lines of incised Meroitic script seperated by incised register lines. The back side has 3 horizontal lines of incised Meroitic script seperated by incised register lines. The front is Style A and the line width is 3.9 cm. The back is Style B and the line width is 3.0 cm.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B551 debris "W" of door Pylon 500 I. 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