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Hollow cylinder, open at one end. In relief of two Nile gods and cartouches of a Meroitic king. Incised meroitic inscription. (Card)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple B 500, north gate in B 502. April, 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 110–90 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.7 x 3.75 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.856

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

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