Roman Imperial Period, reign of Augustus
30 B.C.–A.D. 14
Object Place: Egypt, Koptos
Height x diameter: 44cm (17 5/16in.) x 53cm (20 7/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition