About this object

Cast of a votive plaque of King Tanyidamani found by John Garstang within the Temple of Apedemak, Meroë, 1909/10. Original object is carved from dark red siltstone (177 x 88 mm) and is now within the collections of the Walters art Museum , Baltimore, USA (no. 22.258a-b)

Both sides of the double-sided plaque have been reproduced on one panel (perhaps how it was originally mounted when in the MacGregor collection - the plaque at some point split longitudinally but is now rejoined). One corner is broken off and mended. Marked on the back with John Garstang's collection number GN 117 and the trademark of the manufacturer 'NEOS'.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    100 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Burges Eustace Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    185 mm x 198 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang (Collector, previous owner)


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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