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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...

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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

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

Object Place

Koptos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 64cm (25 3/16in.) x 49cm (19 5/16in.)

Accession Number

24.1809

Medium or Technique

Painted sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Columns and capitals