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Inscribed stele

Granite. Round topped. Beneath winged disc scene in relief, L to R, Isis, Osiris enthroned, table of offerings, and royal donor. Below, 8 lines incised hieroglyphics inscription, including name of Queen BATAHYLY.


From Nuri, pyramid 44 (tomb of Queen Batahaliye), chamber A. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Harsioytef, 404–396 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele