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Raised relief. Sandstone with gesso and traces of red and gold pigment. Top register (incomplete: two scenes, Claudius before Min and goddess; Claudius before unidentified god and goddess. Lower part of figures (legs and feet) only. Second register: text band, with four border lines beneath....

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Legacy dimension: H. 57 cm x Diameter 61 cm

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Medium or Technique

Painted sandstone


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Columns and capitals