Stele of Prince Tedeken

Nubian
Meroitic Period
200–100 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg W, pyramid 19

Dimensions

Height x width: 45.5 × 28.3 cm (17 15/16 × 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.870

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Round topped. Incised decoration, background roughened. Beneath winged disc from which depends royal name in Meroitic hieroglyphs, L to R, Isis, Osiris enthroned, and donor offering. Below are 4 lines of Meroitic cursive.

Provenance

From Meroe, pyramid 19. 1923: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