About this object

Carving of a reclining couple, originally coated with plaster and painted. Exhibited in Burlington House, London, in July 1912. Was was on loan to the museum from Professor John Garstang and in 1941 destroyed during the Second World War Two when the museum was bombed.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    100 AD - 300 AD about
  • Materials
    Sandstone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Professor Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1912
  • Measurements
    530 mm x 350 mm x 970 mm
  • Note
    Destroyed in the Second World War Two. Assigned an accession number in 1949 (previously known by the loan number GN 5).
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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.

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