8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN QUARTZITE DRAPED MALE FIGURE
Late Ptolemaic to Early Roman Period, 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
Depicted striding forward with the left leg advanced, wearing a V-necked undergarment over which is draped a voluminous mantle, one end slung over the shoulder and trailing down the back to his ankles, holding an attribute in the fisted left hand
32¾ in. (83.2 cm) high
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For similar examples see pp. 124-127 in Bianchi, Cleopatra's Egypt, Age of the Ptolemies.
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