Statue of a Ptolemaic Queen, perhaps Cleopatra VII
- Ptolemaic Period
- Ptolemaic Dynasty
- 200–30 B.C.
- From Egypt
- Dolomitic limestone
- H. 62.5 cm (24 5/8 in.); W. 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); D. 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
- Accession Number:
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.