Meroë site 292: find spot of Augustus head

Scope and Content

Image of site 292 where the head of Augustus was discovered, two excavators are standing over a workman presumably holding the head in the spot it was found. Album print marked '292 M11'.

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

Reproduced as lantern slide 13 M3, entitled ‘Meroë, find spot of bronze Head’.Another print of this image can be found in JG/M/J/24.Other images of the discovery of the Augustus head can be found in JG/M/J/3, 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. 4; Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 2, pl.107, labelled ‘M 292 from S’.

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