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Fragmentary stele showing the goddess Meresger

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Only a small fragment of the upper left corner of the stele remains. The stele was well carved from a piece of fine, hard, white limestone. The sides were finished, while the back, though even, was left rough. The decoration is executed in raised relief which has now worn considerably. The...

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Provenance

From Semna, temple of Taharqa, Room R-W. January 31, 1924. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Semna, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 31.6 x 18.4 x 7.5 cm

Accession Number

24.1921

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele