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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

21.3231

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele