Fountain fragment with scene depicting Nilus

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collector Excavator
Montague, Lieutenant Colonel Leopold Agar Denys (from the collection of)
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Common Name
fountain fragment with scene depicting Nilus
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Period Classification
Roman Period - 30 BC-AD 384
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fountain fragment with scene depicting Nilus