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Plaque of a prince or child god

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Exquisitely carved head of a prince in raised relief. The uraeus on the forehead is a symbol of kingship and the sidelock represents youth. The Ptolemaic style is indicated by the fleshy area under the chin and the full cheeks.

Provenance

By 1907: Edward Waldo Forbes collection: 1907: given to the MFA by Edward Waldo Forbes.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty), 332–31 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.5 x 11 x 1.7 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.281

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture