Meroë site 6: votive tablet, Apedemak

Scope and Content

Image of the front of a red slate votive tablet discovered at site 6 (Lion Temple), depicting a lion god (Apedemak). Handwritten note with negative states ' Meroë Print E7, PP.I left 6 M10'

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The background of the negative has been painted with black paint to highlight the relief.

Separated Material

The original plaque is now held by the Walter's Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (22.258 ).

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Reproduced as lantern slide 35 M1, entitled ‘Meroë – reverse of King plaque – lion headed god’


Published in Garstang, (1911), Meroë: City of the Ethiopians, pl. I.2, labelled ‘Inscribed votive tablet of red slate from the Lion Temple (no.6), Obv. The lion-god, with crown and sceptre’.

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