Diocletian stela replica (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcr54850

    £60.00 Members' price *


    Plaque inspired by a sandstone stela showing the Roman emperor Diocletian as a pharaoh, offering to the bull-god Buchis.

    This reproduction, hand cast and finished in resin, has been developed with the curator of the Egypt:Faith after the Pharoahs exhibition.

    In southern Egypt, Roman emperors were often shown in the traditional roles and clothes of pharaohs. On this round-topped stela, Diocletian (emperor from AD 284-305) stands before an offering table, wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. He is burning incence and pouring a libation (liquid offering) before the traditional Egyptian mummified bull-god Buchis. The last recorded Buchis Bull burial took place ni AD 340, under a Christian emperor.

    The model is handmade and painted in the UK by Andrew Lilley exclusively for The British Museum. It includes a hook on the back for wall hanging, and comes in a presentation box, with a card detailing its provenance.


    Product code: cmcr54850
    Size: 19.5 cm (length) x 15.5cm (width) x 1.75 cm (depth)
    Weight: 1kg
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