Fragment of throne of seated statuette of Merymose

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B900 Ex.2 debris


Other: 23 x 19.4 x 15.2 cm (9 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 6 in.)

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The Ancient World



Fragment of seated statuette of Merymose, King’s Son, of Kush. Polished fragment of lap of seated half life-sized statuette. Pleated apron and proper left thigh and left front top and side of seat with 3 lines vertical incised hieroglyphs. Note Htep-di-neswt formula to Amen and note the word ‘Amen’ has been erased. Joins with 20-2-165 base; hand Eg.Inv.11795 and three pieces of kilt with waist band (16-3-186.1, 16-4-122, 19-12-162). Black granodiorite.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B900 Ex.2 debris. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition