About this object

Fragment of a wall with sunk relief carving with the head of a prince and 3 cartouches. From site no. 250: the north wall of the 'ambulatorium' in the 'sun temple'.

Broken into several pieces and friable. There is a box containing 3 trays of loose fragments.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    200 AD - 400 AD
  • Materials
    Sandstone
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    John Professor Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    580 mm x 800 mm x 102 kg
  • Note
    Wellcome reference number W45/1; also a label saying W65/1 and another label: Case 7360 Egyptian Stele without number (ex Wigmore St.) Grade "B".
    There is a good transparency image of the object.
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Publications

  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)

    Author: Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx

  • Meroë, the City of the Ethiopians: being an account of a first season's excavations on the site, 1909-1910

    Garstang, John, Sayce, A H; Griffiths, Francis L

    Author: Garstang, John, Sayce, A H; Griffiths, Francis L
    Publisher: Clarendon Press
    Date: 1911
    Description:

  • The archaeological map of the Sudan. Supplement I, Der Tempelkomplex Meroe 250

    Friedrich W. Hinkel

    Author: Friedrich W. Hinkel
    Publisher: Verlag Monumenta Sudanica
    Date: 2001
    Description: 'The archaeological map of the Sudan. Supplement I, Der Tempelkomplex Meroe 250', by Friedrich W. Hinkel with Beiträgen von Brigitte Dominicus and Jochen Hallof.

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