Gilt faience fragment of an oinochoe (jug)

Greek, Ptolemaic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

in high relief, Arsinoe II

The double cornucopia held in the crook of the left arm of the figure is an attribute of the Ptolemaic queen, Arsinoe II. Such cornucopiae, accompanied by inscriptions bearing her name appear on coins, as well as on complete examples of relief oinochoai, thus allowing a secure identification of the queen, despite the small size of the fragment and lack of head.

Gilt faience fragment of an oinochoe (jug), Faience, Greek, Ptolemaic

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