12 December 2002
AN EGYPTIAN INDURATED LIMESTONE HEAD OF A QUEEN
Dynasty XXX to Ptolemaic Period, 380-30 B.C.
With idealizing features, the eyes originally inlaid beneath modelled brows, the corners of the mouth drilled, wearing a tripartite wig, traces of an attribute on the wig at the crown of the head
3 in. (7.6 cm) high
German Private Collection, acquired in the 1970s
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For a head similar in style, perhaps depicting Arsinoe II, sister-wife of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, see no. 62 in Bianchi, Cleopatra's Egypt. Age of the Ptolemies.
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