Image of a votive tablet found at tomb 505, depicting two vases libating onto an altar, flanked by lotus plants. There is a cursive Meroitic inscription around the edge. Handwritten note with negative states 'Album V84, Meroë' and '505 M09' in another hand.
Meroë tomb 505: offering tablet
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- ReferenceGB 3431 JG/M/V/84
- Former ReferenceGB 3431 V.84GB 3431 M.556
- Dates of Creation
- Physical Description1 silver gelatine dry plate glass negative (125mm x 179mm)
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Scope and Content
The negative has been removed from the collection to prevent further damage.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
The negative has been broken into two pieces and repaired. A piece of clear glass has been used to reinforce the original negative and masking tape has been applied to the edges.
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The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.
Published in Garstang, (1911), Meroë: City of the Ethiopians, pl. LV.4, labelled 'Altar with inscription (no. 24) from tomb 505'; Leclant (ed.), (1980), Répertoire d'épigraphie méroïtique, REM 0424.