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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA65222

  • Description

    Solid-cast copper alloy ritual figure of a naked and bound male prisoner lying on his front; inscribed with Meroitic text reading 'This is the king of the Nubians'

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 4.4 centimetres
    • Width: 2.9 centimetres
    • Length: 8.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Meroitic
      • Inscription Translation

        This is the King of the Nubians
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised; right hand side of figure.
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    Africa in Antiquity vol.2, Brooklyn 1978, p. 218 [139].Published:
    Rilly, C. 2008. 'Enemy Brothers. Kinship and Relationship between Meroites and Nubians (Noba)', in W. Godlewski and A. Lajtar (eds). Between the Cataracts, Part one, Warsaw, 211-225. [pg. 216]

  • Location

    On display: G65/dc13

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2010, Mar, Paris, Louvre. 11/3/10-25/6/10

  • Condition

    good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA65222

  • Registration number

    1939,0324.85

Solid-cast copper alloy ritual figure of a naked and bound male prisoner lying on his front; inscribed with Meroitic text.

Solid-cast copper alloy ritual figure of a naked and bound male prisoner lying on his front; inscribed with Meroitic text.

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