Meroë site 6: Meroitic Stela

Scope and Content

Image of a stela with winged scarab and a Meroitic inscription from the Lion Temple (site 6). '36 M1' is written on negative. Includes note 'Meroë City ETC. pl. 24', slide 36 M1'. Album print marked '6 M10'.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The background of the negative has been painted with black paint to highlight the figure. The print in the album appeared to have been created before the negative was processed.

Separated Material

The stela is now in the National Museum of Sudan, Khartoum.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Another print of this image can be found in JG/M/PA/37. Reproduced as lantern slide 36 M1, entitled ‘Meroë – inscription ‘Meroitic’ writing’.


Published in Garstang, (1911), Meroë: City of the Ethiopians, pl. XXIV, labelled ‘Face of an inscribed stela (No.7) of later style in which the Lion-god seems to replace Osiris in association with Isis and Horus’; Leclant (ed.), (1980), Répertoire d'épigraphie méroïtique, REM 0407.

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