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Fragment of Meroitic stele

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B551, III(3)

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 10 x 8 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-165c

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with three complete and two partial horizontal lines of incised Meroitic script seperated by incised register lines. Style B. Line width is 3.2 - 3.4 cm.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B551, III(3) "W" of third "N" area in sand above floor. 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