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Triad of Meroitic queen and two goddesses

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Sandstone group sculpture of a Meroitic Queen flanked by two protective goddesses, Isis and Nepthys. A never-ending offering of water for the nourishment of the Queen's soul, flows from the vases lying at their knees. The Queen had herself represented according to the Kushite ideal of feminine...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal: pyramid 10. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date: March 25, 1992)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, early 1st century B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 65 x 32 x 61 cm (25 9/16 x 12 5/8 x 24 in.)

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The Ancient World