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Fragment of Meroitic stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with no incised faces. Two pieces are joined together.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B551, III(3) "W" of third N area in sand just above floor. 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

Nubian, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 4 x 24 cm (4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-164d

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele