About this object

Fragment of relief carving showing a royal head wearing a wide circlet. There is no trace of a uraeus indicating that it must be a prince or a princess. The loop of a collar and the bead of a necklace are visible behind the neck. Find number M 740/11. The find number 740 has been carved on the front surface by the excavator.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    1st Century AD early
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of 1st Viscount Leverhulme
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    235 mm x 260 mm x 195 mm
  • Note
    Part of the Lady Lever Art Gallery antiquities collection.
  • Related people
    William Hesketh Lever ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

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Previous owners

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