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Inscribed stele

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Harsioytef
404–396 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyr. XLIV, Chamber A

Dimensions

Height x width: 62 x 34 cm (24 7/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.3231

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Granite. Round topped. Beneath winged disc scene in relief, L to R, Isis, Osiris enthroned, table of offerings, and royal donor. Below, 8 lines incised hieroglyphics inscription, including name of Queen BATAHYLY.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 44 (tomb of Queen Batahaliye), chamber A. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition