Carved Relief of a Royal Figure



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 49.47.727 and 49.47.728. When the three pieces are put together the dimensions are: Height 330 mm, Width 395 mm, Thickness 118 mm. Combined weight = 37.5 kg