Column drum

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period, reign of Augustus
30 B.C.–A.D. 14


Object Place: Egypt, Koptos

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 42cm (16 9/16in.) x 57cm (22 7/16in.)

Accession Number

24.1811

Medium or Technique

Painted sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Columns and capitals

Raised relief. Sandstone with gesso and traces of red pigment. Two scenes from same incomplete register: Augustus before Min and Horus and before Geb and Nut. Upper part of figures preserved (from shoulders up). Cartouches of Augustus.

Provenance

From Koptos. May-June 1923, excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: divsion of finds with Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: May 24, 1995)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition