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Circular Marble Portrait of a Double-Headed Eagle
Circular Marble Portrait of a Double-Headed Eagle

A circular marble portrait has a protruding engraved illustration of a double-headed eagle and an ox. The background is meticulously and elegantly carved with floral designs.

Panel

Circular Seal with a Picture of Christ
Circular Seal with a Picture of Christ

A round stone seal bearing a picture of Christ with a halo of light around his head. The seal was used in the church to stamp objects to bless them.

Seal Impression

Head of the Wife of an Emperor
Head of the Wife of an Emperor

This head of a woman, probably the wife of an emperor, was one of the objects eroded by the seawater. Some details of the hair are still visible, but the features are now just an effaced silhouette.

Head

Icon of the Baptism
Icon of the Baptism

An icon of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. Jesus Christ is shown naked except for a piece of cloth round the lower part of his body. John the Baptist, who is performing the baptism, is standing on the riverbank on the right-hand side of Jesus, and has placed his hand on the head of Jesus.

Icon

Limestone Ornamental Relief
Limestone Ornamental Relief

This ornamental relief depicts two lions attacking a gazelle.

Slab

Marble Head of a Philosopher
Marble Head of a Philosopher

A marble head depicts a man, with short hair, a long beard, and a moustache. The form of the statue indicates that he is a philosopher from Alexandria, for the city was full of intellectuals and philosophers in the Hellenistic period.

Head

Slab with Coptic Inscriptions
Slab with Coptic Inscriptions

A slab with a Coptic inscription that was used as a tombstone, the inscription on the slab is in eight lines.

Stela or Tombstone

Statue of the God Serapis
Statue of the God Serapis

A statue showing the upper part of the god Serapis, who is wearing the Greek chiton and a cloak that hangs from his left shoulder. The hairstyle is conventional with abundant thick curls; the beard and moustache are also curly. The statue was formed of several parts that were joined when they were completed.

Statue

Stucco Relief of a Ram
Stucco Relief of a Ram

This limestone relief shows a recumbent ram; the animal is facing forward. Reliefs of this sort were used to decorate walls.

Architectural Element

Tombstone Representing the Entrance to a Portico
Tombstone Representing the Entrance to a Portico

This tombstone is made of limestone that is carved in low and high relief. In form, it is like the entrance to a portico that is supported on two columns with complex capitals.

Stela or Tombstone

Tombstone with Coptic Inscriptions
Tombstone with Coptic Inscriptions

A slab of marble that was used as a tombstone, it is inscribed with six lines of Coptic script. At the top there is a cross, the name of the deceased, and some supplications.

Stela or Tombstone

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