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Fragment of Meroitic stele

This is a gray granodiorite stele fragment with two complete and one partial horizontal lines of incised Meroitic script seperated by incised register lines. Style B. Line width is 3.1 cm.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B501 IV 4. 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: 6.5 x 9 x 9 cm (2 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20-2-54c

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele