Fig. 87. The so-called Gabarri Stele
Fig. 87. Kom el Shoqafa. The faรงade of the Main Tomb. Rowe 1942, Pl. V.
In the anteroom, two statues represent the most prominent residents of the tomb, combining a naturalistic Roman style portrait, dating to the Vespasianic period, with an Egyptian style body (Fig.88-89). Such composite images may include several functions and messages. On one hand, the naturalistic Roman portrait reflects the elite social status and lifestyle of the portrayed person.
Published on Feb 12, 2014