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Fragmentary stele of Pasalta

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Only the lower part of the stele remains. The tablet was made from soft, yellow sandstone and the edges are chipped. All sides of the stele were well prepared except for the back surface which has been left fairly rough. The design is well executed in sunk relief and the hieroglyphs adequately...

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From Meroe, Beg. south, thieves' debris at the door of the chamber in Pyramid XV. February 7, 1921. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 4th century B.C.


Meroe (Begerawiyah), Nubia(Sudan)


Overall: 22 x 28.5 - 30.5 x 7.5 cm

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele