Royal footrest with prisoner figures

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Temple of Amun, Court B 501

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.3 x 26.5 cm (9 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1792

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Two fitting fragments of a polished stone footrest, with incised figures of three bound prisoners and sa signs, the hieroglyphic symbol for “protection”.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition