Head of Augustus, Emperor of Rome ('The Meroë Head')
- Art Funded
- 47.7 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £1,050 (Total: £1,050)
- Liverpool University
To judge from the pose of the head and muscles of the neck, the complete statue was a standing figure, with the right arm raised, as if during allocution. The head is larger than life-size and is in rich green patina. It was excavated in 1910, from beneath the temple at the palace site of Meroe, near Kabushia in Sudan. The sculptor was possibly a Greek artist based in Alexandria.
Found: December 1910, palace site at Meroe, near Kabushina in Sudan by Professor John Garstang.