Column drum

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


Object Place: Egypt, Koptos

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 44cm (17 5/16in.) x 53cm (20 7/8in.)

Accession Number

24.1812

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. Top register (incomplete): falcons or vultures (presenting shen-signs) Kheker-frieze elements, squatting figures, vertical cartouches; second register: striped band; lower register (incomplete) 21 columns of text. 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