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Stele of King Amaniastabarqa

The rectangular stone has been carved at the top to be in the shape of a round-topped stele so that the lunette is actually shown in raised relief against the background. The front surface is smooth while the sides and back were left rough. The stele is generally in good condition except for a...

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From Nuri 100, in the pavement of a Christian Chruch. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Other: 145 x 69.7 x 35 cm (57 1/16 x 27 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele