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Portrait head of a Ptolemaic ruler, probably Ptolemy III (246–221 B.C.)

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The left side of the head has been gouged; the entire surface is pitted. In addition to wear, the surface also has a yellow-brown patina. Perhaps from Cyprus.

Provenance

By date unknown: Paul E. Manheim Collection, One William Street, New York, N.Y. (said to be from East Greece); gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, December 3, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 451.

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1334

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture