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Stele of King Amaniastabarqa

Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, 100, in the pavement of a Christian Church


Other: 145 x 69.7 x 35 cm (57 1/16 x 27 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Not On View


The Ancient World



The rectangular stone has been carved at the top to be in the shape of a round-topped stele so that the lunette is actually shown in raised relief against the background. The front surface is smooth while the sides and back were left rough. The stele is generally in good condition except for a few surface cracks running from the upper left corner diagonally to left of center at the bottom edge and vertically from the lower edge up to the middle of stele. There is no trace of color.
R. J. Leprohon STELAE II, pp.113-117.


From Nuri 100, in the pavement of a Christian Chruch. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition