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Relief from pylon with figures of prisoners

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Sandstone block from pylon, with corner molding and sunk relief scene of prisoners led on a rope.


From Meroe, Pyramid N XI. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Shanadakhete, 170–150 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height x length: 34 x 59.5 cm (13 3/8 x 23 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief