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Architectural tondo with Canopic image

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A large, high architectural relief takes the form of the Canopic Osiris or Sarapis. The sacred jar and its anthropoid lid have been placed on a wreath, and this in turn on an altar or cippus, all within and above a circular frame. The head of the unusual divinity bears features seen in...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Royal Athena Galleries, 24 East 80th Street, New York (Catalogue of Egyptian and Other Near Eastern Antiquities, 1962, no. 34) (said to be from Egypt, found near Mallawi; Kamel Hamida Collection); by 1970: Paul E. Manheim Collection; gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Roman Provincial, Imperial, probably Hadrianic or Early Antonine, about A.D. 130–140

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 310; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 98 cm (38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.243

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements