About this object

Fragment of a life-size statue of fine workmanship. The detail is of an inscribed belt, worn above a pleated garment. The surviving inscription preserves the name of King Natakamani written in Egyptian hieroglyphs (nwt-k-imn). Find no. 998-1.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    1st Century AD early
  • Materials
    Basalt
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 175 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part One: Text

    Török, László

    Author: Török, László
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1997
    Description: Publication of John Garstang's 1909 - 1914 excavations at Meroe city, part of the ancient kingdom of Kush between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD.

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part Two: Figures and Plates

    Török, László

    Author: Török, László
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1997
    Description: Publication of John Garstang's 1909 - 1914 excavations at Meroe city, part of the ancient kingdom of Kush between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD.

  • Méroé un empire sur le Nil

    Baud, Michel; Sackho-Autissier, Aminata; Labbé-Toutée

    Author: Baud, Michel; Sackho-Autissier, Aminata; Labbé-Toutée
    Publisher: Musée du Louvre
    Date: 2010
    Description:

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