Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of a woman

Ptolemaic Period
Ptolemaic Dynasty
300–250 B.C.
From Egypt
H. 4 cm (1 9/16 in.); W. 2.6 cm (1 in.); D. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
In the early Ptolemaic Period, delicate Hellenistic-style female figures were imported from Greece but also produced in Memphis and Alexandria. This figurine was produced in an Egyptian clay.
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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