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This is a ferricrete sandstone offering table slab with bordering Meroitic, cursive inscriptions in the name of King Aritenyesbokhe, including names of the mother and father. 175 - 190 A.D.


Meroe, found Beg. N 34, but thought to be from Beg. N 19. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: )

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period,


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 9.5 x 47 x 53 cm (3 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects