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Fragment of Meroitic stele

Nubian
Meroitic Period


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

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 2.6 x 4.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-165g

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with one complete and two partial horizontal lines of incised Meroitic script seperated by incised register lines.

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