Meroë site 195: 'Classical figure'

Scope and Content

Image of a fragment of sandstone statue of a man, discovered at site 195 ('Royal Baths'), wearing a cuirass and a draped cloak. Album print labelled 'Torso of a classical figure, draped like the Vatican Augustus'. Handwritten note with negative states 'Meroë Print L54'. Album print marked '194 M12'.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Published in Garstang's report to the Excavation Committee, (JG/7/1/3), labelled ‘Torso of a quasi classical figure, in a tunic & holding a robe over left arm recalling the Vatican Augustus'. Reproduced as lantern slide 26 M4, entitled ‘Meroë. The Augustus torso’.

Bibliography

Published in Garstang, (1913), ‘Third interim Report on the Excavations of Meroë in Ethiopia,’ Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology, Vol. V, pl. X.2. Full description of the statue (195-4(S)) can be found in Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. I, p81.

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