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Stele of King Amanibakhi

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This round-topped stele is decorated in raised relief. A winged disc fills the top portion. Below that are the funerary deities Isis and Osiris with a table of offerings before them, being worshipped by the king. Below the relief scene are 6 lines of hieroglyphic inscription. The whole stele is...

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Found in Nuri 100 (Coptic church). 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 Amanibakhi, 340–335 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 56 x 41 x 25.4 cm, 56.2 kg (22 1/16 x 16 1/8 x 10 in., 124 lb.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele