About this object

Carved on this temple wall fragment is the profile of a goddess, wearing a long wig and a cobra head on her forehead. In front of the goddess is the ram-headed god Amun. From the Temple of Amun, site number 279-5.

John Garstang was given a share of the antiquities he excavated and displayed them in this Museum. Many were lost in the fire that destroyed the Museum in 1941. Others were damaged in the blaze, including this relief. From the Temple of Amun, site number 279-5

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
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    280 mm x 615 mm x 110 mm x 20.5 kg
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (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.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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