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Plaque representing an Egyptian open shrine (kiosk)

Roman Period
A.D. 1st–2nd century
From Egypt
Height: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Lily S. Place, 1923
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 137
Columns with bell-shaped capitals support the barrel roof of the kiosk. Isis(?) towers over an open-lintel doorway surmounted by lions or perhaps cats.
Collection of Lily S. Place, Cairo. Donated by Lily Place to the museum, 1923.

Harer, Ben 2008. "The Drexel Collection: From Egypt to the Diaspora." In Servant of Mut: studies in honor of Richard A. Fazzini, about collector Lily S. Place.

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