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Female relief head with fillet

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Alabaster (gypsum)
Dimensions:
h. 4 cm (1 9/16 in.) × w. 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Peter Sharrer, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.456.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This small gypsum relief depicts a with Hellenistic-style features and corkscrew locks. Over her brow she wears what appears to be a small uraeus, and the lowest band encircling her head could be a diadem. The two sectioned rows above the diadem are difficult to explain in terms of known iconography.
Donated by Peter Sharrer, New Jersey, 1986.

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