The statue represents a Ptolemaic queen holding a cornucopia. Attributes and dress point to a date in the second or first century B.C., and one recent study notes that details of the queen's hairstyle suggest identification with Cleopatra VII. However, the cartouche actually reading "Cleopatra" on this statue's arm would be a highly unusual occurrence, and is, moreover, incorrectly oriented, so that it is probably a modern addition.
Donated by Joseph W. Drexel, Philadelphia, 1889.
Grimm, Günter 1974. Die Römischen Mumienmasken aus Ägypten. Wiesbaden: Steiner, p. 47, pl. 4.4.
Stanwick, Paul 2002. Portraits of the Ptolemies: Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs. Austin, cat. E14, p. 34, 37, 40 n. 1, 80, 87, 95, 125.
Albersmeier, Sabine 2002. Untersuchungen zu den Frauenstatuen des Ptolemäischen Ägypten. Mainz am Rhein, cat. 105.