Stele of King Tanyidamani

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Tanyidamani
180–140 B.C.


Findspot: Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amen, Approach (B 551)

Dimensions

Height: 158 cm (62 3/16 in.).

Accession Number

23.736

Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Victory stele of King Tanyidemani. Meroitic inscription both faces and edge.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, temple of Amen, approach (B 551). 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition