Fragmentary stele showing the goddess Meresger

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Semna, temple of Taharqa, Room R-W

Dimensions

Other: 31.6 x 18.4 x 7.5 cm

Accession Number

24.1921

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Only a small fragment of the upper left corner of the stele remains. The stele was well carved from a piece of fine, hard, white limestone. The sides were finished, while the back, though even, was left rough. The decoration is executed in raised relief which has now worn considerably. The surface is somewhat discolored. R. J Leprohon, STELLAE II, pp. 152-154

Provenance

From Semna, temple of Taharqa, Room R-W. January 31, 1924. 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