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Statue of a queen

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Statues of women were rare in Egyptian art during the four centuries preceding Alexander the Great’s conquest of Egypt, but they reappeared in plenty with the Ptolemaic Dynasty. That they did so had everything to do with the Macedonians themselves. Philip II of Macedon began the practice of...

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By 1990: with Cyril Abecassis, Etude de M. Rene Merk & Associates, Geneva; 1990: purchased by the MFA from Cyril Abecassis, June 27, 1990. (Accession Date: June 27, 1990)

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Marilyn M. Simpson Fund, Horace and Florence E. Mayer Fund, William Stevenson Smith Fund, and Frank B. Bemis Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 300–200 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 75.5 x 19 x 24 cm (29 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World