This head recalls the portrait identified as Cleopatra VII that was found at the Villa of the Quintilii, Rome, in 1784, and is now in the Vatican. Like the Vatican Cleopatra, the present head shares the oval face with a youthful countenance, wide open eyes and a short mouth. With the present head, the hair was either re-worked in antiquity, or was originally finished in supplementary material, which is typical for Ptolemaic statuary in marble. It is clear that she originally wore a broad royal diadem, and remains of a lump are preserved at the front of the head that may have been a knotted lock of hair. A drilled mortice at the top of the head was likely for insertion of an additional attribute, such as an Isis crown. For the Vatican Cleopatra see p. 218 in Walker and Higgs, Cleopatra of Egypt.