Meroë: 'Augustus head and Prima Porta Head profile'

Scope and Content

Image of a printing proof comparing a cast of the Augustus head found at site 292 to a head of a statue of Augustus found at Prima Porta. Handwritten note with negative states 'Aa.16 Augustus Head and Prima Porta Head Profile, Annals IV pl. XVI 17 M3'.

Separated Material

The Meroë head is held by the British Museum (GR 1911.9-1.1). The Prima Porta statue is now displayed in Braccio Nuovo of the Vatican Museums.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Reproduced as lantern slide 17 M3, entitled ‘Prima Porta head of Augustus, profile’. Other images of the Augustus head can be found in JG/M/AA/17-17a, 33-48, 61-70, JG/M/J/5. Images of the discovery of the head can be found in JG/M/J/2-3, 9.


Garstang, (1912), ‘Second Interim Report on the Excavations of Meroë in Ethiopia’, Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology, Vol IV, pl.XVI, labelled 'Portraits of Augustus compared'.

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