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Funerary stele

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Several elements of this male figure, carved in bold relief and filling the entire stele, associate it with the ba statues, among them the sun-disk above the head, the staff in the right hand, and the handkerchief in the left (cf. cats. 306, 307). The combination of full frontal view for the...

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Provenance

By 1992: with Lucien Viola, L'Ibis Gallery, NY; 1992: purchased by the MFA from Lucien Viola.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. and Florence E. Mayer, C. Granville Way, Denman Ross, the Hon. Mrs. Fredrick Guest, Bequest from Charles H. Parker, and Anonymous Gift, by exchange

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 55 x 24 x 9.5 cm (21 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1992.257

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele