London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A HELLENISTIC MARBLE HEAD OF A PTOLEMAIC RULER
3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
A portrait of Ptolemy II Philadelphos or possibly of Ptolemy IX Soter II, with head tilted to his left, with heavy lidded unarticulated eyes, short hair and thick set neck, mounted
7½ in. (19 cm.) high
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Métamorphoses, pp. 251 and 415.
Images, pp. 128-129, no. 42.
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