Roman Imperial Period, reign of Augustus
30 B.C. to A.D. 14
Object Place: Egypt, Koptos
Height x diameter: 64cm (25 3/16in.) x 49cm (19 5/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Sunk relief. Sandstone with gesso and traces of red, gold, pale blue, and black pigments. Pigments preserved primarily on upper part. Top register (partial): Vultures or falcons, kheker-frieze, vertical cartouches; second register: striped band; third register: text band; lower register (incomplete): 15 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