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Stele of King Tanyidamani

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

Provenance

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

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Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal (Sudan), Great Temple of Amen

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23.736

Medium or Technique

Granite gneiss

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele