Meroë: 'Augustus head & Prima Porta Head'

Scope and Content

Image of a printing proof depicting comparing a cast of the Augustus head found at site 292 to the head of a statue of Augustus discovered at Prima Porta. Handwritten note with negative states 'Aa.17, Augustus head & Prima Porta Head, LAAA 4 Pl. Xv, slide 16 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 16 M3, entitled ‘Prima Porta head of Augustus, full face’.Other images of the Augustus head can be found in JG/M/AA/16,17a, 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. XV, labelled 'portraits of Augustus compared'.

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