Royal footrest with prisoner figures
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Temple of Amun, Court B 501
Height x width: 23.3 x 26.5 cm (9 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Two fitting fragments of a polished stone footrest, with incised figures of three bound prisoners and sa signs, the hieroglyphic symbol for “protection”.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple of Amun, Court B 501 (exc. 4) (the top frag. found in area VI-5). 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1924: received by the MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition