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Stele of King Tanyidamani

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Granite. Victory stele of King Tanyidemani. Meroitic inscription both faces and edge.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, temple of Amen, approach (B 551). 1920: 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 Tanyidamani, A.D. 160–180


Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal (Sudan), Great Temple of Amen


Height: 158 cm (62 3/16 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele