About this object

The temples at Meroe were built of blocks quarried from local Nubian sandstone, and decorated with carved relief. The three fragments here once joined together with other blocks to complete a huge image of a king or a queen. Carved details include a winged goddess, a falcon’s head and Meroitic hieroglyphs that includes the names of Natakamani and Amanitore. From site no. 281: the Temple of Amun.

Fits together with 49.47.726 and 49.47.728. When the the pieces are put together the dimesnions are: Height 330 mm, Width 395 mm, Thickness 118 mm. Combined weight = 37.5 kg

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    50 AD - 100 AD
  • Materials
    Sandstone
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Professor Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 250 mm x 110 mm
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

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.

  • 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:

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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