Fragment of seated statuette of Merymose

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B502 VI.3.


Other: 7.7 x 4 x 7.2 cm (3 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View


The Ancient World



Fragment of seated statuette of Merymose, King’s Son of Kush. Rectilinear fragment with one dressed surface containing 2 vertical columns of inscription and top border design consisting of 3 vertical lines. This is a non joining fragment of part of the inscribed base of the statuette. The hieroglyphs facing to the right and the border design at the top of the text indicates this would be from the top right side of the statue base. The stone is black granodiorite.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 VI.3. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition