Stele of Anlamani

Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
623–593 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Chapel of Nuri 6


Overall: 283 x 139 x 88.3 cm (111 7/16 x 54 3/4 x 34 3/4 in.) Weight: 9000 lb. (9000 lb.) Framed: 294.6 x 139.1 x 88.3 cm (116 x 54 3/4 x 34 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Not On View


The Ancient World



This unfinished, rectangular stele takes the form of a false door. The central scene shows king Anlamani before the seated god Osiris, with a table of offerings between them. There are 11 horizontal registers of inscription below the scene. Framing the stele is an inscribed border.


From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of king Anlamani). 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.

(Accession date: September 22, 1993)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition