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Fragment of Meroitic stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with two parallel incised faces, both with two partial horizontal lines of incised Meroitic script seperated by incised register lines.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 I. 7. 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,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 14.2 x 12.5 cm (2 5/16 x 5 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-370

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele