Fragmentary stele of Pasalta

Nubian
Napatan Period
4th century B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe (Begerawiyah), Pyramid XV in the south cemetery

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 28.5 - 30.5 x 7.5 cm

Accession Number

21.12014

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Only the lower part of the stele remains. The tablet was made from soft, yellow sandstone and the edges are chipped. All sides of the stele were well prepared except for the back surface which has been left fairly rough. The design is well executed in sunk relief and the hieroglyphs adequately carved, again in sunk relief. There is no trace of color. R.J. Leprohon, STELAE II, pp. 131-134.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. south, thieves' debris at the door of the chamber in Pyramid XV. February 7, 1921. 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