Relief of men playing senet
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka (Amtalqa)
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 9, chapel
Height x width x depth: 65.5 x 31 x 21 cm (25 13/16 x 12 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
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Sandstone relief from the pyramid chapel of King Aramatelka (Amtalqa) showing several men playing ‘senet’. This is a theme commonly featured in Egyptian tomb reliefs, and was adapted from them by Nubian royalty. A coating of painted plaster (now missing) would have covered the limestone.
From Nuri, pyramid 9, (tomb of Aramatelka) chapel. 1916-18: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition