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Temple statue in sandstone of the Nubian god Arensnuphis: Ancient Nubian, Upper Nubia, Meroe, Meroitic Period, 100 - 50 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name


Production information

Meroe, Upper Nubia, Sudan, Northern Africa


First half 1st century BC

Style / Culture

Meroitic Period, Ancient Nubian



Physical description


Collection place(s)

Meroe, Upper Nubia, Sudan, Northern Africa


  • Grand Gallery (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland


Garstang, John (1911), ‘Meroë: The City of the Ethiopians’ (Oxford: Clarendon Press), pp. 17-19, pl. XV - XVIII

PM VII, 235

Shinnie, P. L. (1967), Meroe, a civilization of Sudan (London/New York: Thames and Hudson)

Wenig, Steffen, ‘Arensnuphis und Sebiumeker: Bemerkungen zu zwei in Meroe verehrten Göttern’, Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 101 (1974), pp. 130-50, pls. 4-9

Wenig, Steffen (1978), ‘Africa in antiquity: the arts of ancient Nubia and the Sudan, Vol. II’ (New York: Brooklyn Museum), p. 85

Török, László (1997), ‘Meroe City, An Ancient African Capital: John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan’ (London: Egypt Exploration Society), pp. 170-73, figs. 1, 28

Török, László (2011) Hellenizing Art, pl. 84

Bagh, T (2015) Finds from J. Garstang’s Excavations in Meroe and F. Ll. Griffith’s in Kawa, Sudan, in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, pp.24-26, 40-41

Rondot, Vincent (2018), Permanence of representations of interpretation of models and selective imagery in the figurative sources of the kingdom of Meroe: Prolegomena to the Reperatoire of Meroitic Iconography, cat. no. GS 32/6

Yellin, Janice (2020), 'Prolegomena to Meroitic Art' in Emberling, Geoff and Williams, Bruce (eds.) Handbook of Ancient Nubia (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 605-552, see p. 642, pl. 31.17a.

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