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Mud seal impression

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 126

Accession Number

22-2-203

Medium or Technique

Red clay

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

Wad of red clay enclosing strings and pressed flat on a slightly convex surface fired like papyrus seal: winged griffin (ram’s head?)

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 126. 1922: 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