Meroë site 292: East Wall Painting (right)

Scope and Content

Image of the south part of a wall mural discovered on the east wall of a building at site 292. It depicts a god seated on a throne decorated with an image of Bes, with a footstool decorated with images of kneeling bound prisoners. Album print marked '292 M11'


The skull in the image was put in position by the photographer.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The negative was digitized during previous project and the original negative is currently missing.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Close up of the footstool can be found in JG/M/J/14. This image comes after JG/M/J/17 and JG/M/J/15.


Published in T. Opper, (2014), The Meroë Head of Augustus, British Museum Object in Focus Series, Pl. 14; Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 2, pl. 111, labelled 'Interior E Wall, S half, detail of wall painting'. Full description of the wall paintings can be found in Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 1, pp 148-149.

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