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Raised relief. Sandstone with gesso and traces of red pigment. Two Scenes from same incomplete register of decoration showing (1) Claudius before Horus and a goddess and (2) Claudius before Haroeris and a goddess. Middle portion of figures preserved. Top of crowns missing; legs missing.


Findspot Information: [Excav. date] May-June 1923.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, reign of Claudius, A.D. 41–54

Object Place

Koptos, Egypt


Legacy dimension: H. 44 cm x Diameter 59 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted sandstone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Columns and capitals