Meroë site 292: Discovery of Augustus Head

Scope and Content

Image of a workman next to the Augustus head, presumably in the spot it was found at site 292. Album print marked '292 M11'.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Negative is slightly scratched.

Separated Material

The head is held by the British Museum (GR 1911.9-1.1).

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Image reproduced as lantern slide 14 M3, entitled ‘Meroë. Discovery of bronze head’.Other images of the discovery of the Augustus head can be found in JG/M/J/2, 9. Images of the Augustus head can be found in JG/M/AA/16-17, 33-48, 61-70, JG/M/J/4-5.


Published in T. Opper, (2014), The Meroë Head of Augustus, British Museum Object in Focus Series, Pl. 5; Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 2, pl.110, labelled ‘M 292 Area in front of door from SW. Find place of bronze Augustus head with find still in situ (?)’.

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