Meroë site 261: Horus votive tablet (front)

Scope and Content

Image of the front of a broken votive tablet found at site 261 (Temple of Amun), with a representation of Horus on a crocodile flanked by two animals [lion and gazelle?], with a hieroglyphic inscription on the base. Album print marked '261 M10'. '260 M10' is written on negative, but '261' is written next to it in a different hand. Handwritten note with negative states ‘Meroë Print D14’.

Separated Material

The tablet is now held in the Sudan National Museum, Khartoum, (521).

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

The tablet can also be seen next to the high altar in JG/M/D/10. Other views of the tablet can be seen in JG/M/D/15-17.


Published in Garstang, (1911), Meroë: City of the Ethiopians, pl. XI.3, labelled ‘votive tablet to Horus-on-the-crocodile with continuous inscription, found at foot of the high alter in central sanctuary, 261’. Full description of the object can be found in Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 1, p124, find reference 261-1.

Geographical Names