Meroë site 195: 'Venus of Meroë'

Scope and Content

Image of a statue of a nude woman ('Venus of Meroë') discovered in the tank at site 195 ('Royal Baths') possibly in situ. Album print labelled 'The "Venus of Meroë" from the Great Baths'. Handwritten note with negative states 'Meroë L2 54, 194 M12'. Album print marked 'Meroë 1912 194'.

Separated Material

The statue is now held by the Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich (1334).

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Reproduced as lantern slide 24 M4, entitled ‘Meroitic Venus’ and 25 M4 entitled ‘Meroë. The Venus’. Other images of the statue can be found in JG/M/L/43-44, 50.

Bibliography

Published in Garstang, (1913), ‘Third interim Report on the Excavations of Meroë in Ethiopia’, Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology, Vol. V, pl. IX.3. Full description of the statue can be found in Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. I, p80, reference 195-4(S).

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