Limestone votive funary altar decorated with bulls' heads and hanging leafy garlands of fruit and flowers. Limestone.
- Production date
Diameter: 42.50 centimetres
Height: 12 centimetres (detail)
Height: 50 centimetres (part)
Height: 81.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Object owned and held by the Greco-Roman Museum, Alexandria. This record is included in the British Museum database as part of the Museum’s Naukratis Project, a research collaboration that aims to virtually re-unite finds from the ancient port city of Naukratis, now distributed over 80 museums worldwide.
Published with Alexandrian parallels (Abd el-Fattah & Seif el-Din 2010). Hellenistic parallels from Delos, dated 150 BC to 90 BC though to be made in Cyprus, the Levant or Egypt (British Museum GR1847,1220.2; GR1825,0713.5; GR1847,1220.1) and from a tomb in Knidos dated to the 2nd or 1st century BC (GR1888,1003.2; see also 1888,1003.1). Late 2nd to early 1st century BC parallels from Delos (Budde & Nicholls 1967, pl. 22, nos. 71-2).
Abd el-Fattah, A. & Seif el-Din, M. 2010 Un autel cylindrique de Naucratis au Musee greco-romain d'Alexandrie. Alexandrina. 3: 105-117 [édité par Jean-Yves Empereur]. — Le Caire : Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 2010. - p. 105-117.
Budde, L. and Nicholls, R. 1967. Catalogue of the Greek and Roman sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 32046 (Accession Number)