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Meroe: decorated stone fragments

Napatan and Meroitic temples (including the pyramid temples) were built of blocks quarried from local Nubian sandstone, and decorated with reliefs. The relief style follows Egyptian prototypes but with distinctive features in iconography, proportions and compositions.

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These reliefs belong to the monumental depiction of the king. click here for a reconstruction

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Garstang/Sayce/Griffith 1911: pl. XIII, 3 (a photograph of the fragments shortly after found)

Relief fragments showing a human face.

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