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Female head

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H. 1.5 × W. 1.4 × D. 1.6 cm (9/16 × 9/16 × 5/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1425
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This tiny head was molded and carved in the round, but was attached at the neck and behind the head to another surface. She wears no emblem of Ptolemaic royalty in her hair, although this is not necessarily determining. The head may have been attached to a vessel or its handle.
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923). Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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