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Fragment of Meroitic stele

Nubian
Meroitic Period


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

Dimensions

Overall: 12.3 x 9.4 x 10 cm (4 13/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-165b

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. Possible red pigment in script. Style B. Line width is 3.2 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