Fountain fragment with scene depicting Nilus

Description
This is part of a drinking fountain from a wealthy household. The bearded man is the Greek river god 'Nilus'. On his right is the Roman 'horn of plenty' which represents abundance. At the bottom an Egyptian sphinx guards the hole for the water spout.
It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/577
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
fountain fragment with scene depicting Nilus
Simple Name
fountain
Full Name
fountain fragment with scene depicting Nilus
Dimensions
whole W 420 mm; whole H 315 mm; whole TH 105 mm
Period Classification
Roman Period - 30 BC-AD 384
Production Year Low
120
Production Year High
160
Family Group

Material
marble
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Site Name
Alexandria
Collection Town
Alexandria
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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