Stele of King Amanibakhi

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amanibakhi
340–335 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, 100

Dimensions

Overall: 56 x 41 x 25.4 cm, 56.2 kg (22 1/16 x 16 1/8 x 10 in., 124 lb.)

Accession Number

21.3236

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

This round-topped stele is decorated in raised relief. A winged disc fills the top portion. Below that are the funerary deities Isis and Osiris with a table of offerings before them, being worshipped by the king. Below the relief scene are 6 lines of hieroglyphic inscription. The whole stele is much worn and illegible.

Provenance

Found in Nuri 100 (Coptic church). 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