London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
AN EGYPTIAN BLACK STONE HEAD
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
With finely modelled features, including full lips and prominent chin, remains of hair locks framing face, reverse with scoring for attachment
1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) high
Private collection, London; acquired on the Paris art market between 1966-67.
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For similar, cf. S. Walker and P. Higgs, Cleopatra of Egypt: from History to Myth, London, 2001, p. 52, no. 15.
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