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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Basalt Bust of a Queen or Goddess, Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 B.C.
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 1,082,500 USD
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56

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Basalt Bust of a Queen or Goddess, Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 B.C.
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 1,082,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Basalt Bust of a Queen or Goddess, Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 B.C.
wearing a pleated and fringed garment leaving her right shoulder bare, long tripartite wig of echeloned triangular curls falling to the top of the rectangular back pillar, and fragmentary uraeus, a hole on top of the head for insertion of the missing crown, her idealized youthful face with recessed almond-shaped eyes and long cosmetic lines.
Height 13 1/2 in. 34.3 cm.
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Provenance

Georges and Ludmilla Anghelopoulo, Beirut, Paris, and Kitzbühel, acquired from Elie Boustros, Beirut, prior to 1948

Catalogue Note

For a related nearly complete statue identified as Queen Arsinoe II see Miho Museum: South Wing, 1997, no. 13. Also see Cleopatra of Egypt, no. 160 (Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 3936), and S. Albersmeier, Untersuchungen zu den Frauenstatuen des ptolemäischen Ägypten, Mainz am Rhein, 2002, pls. 26a-b (Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria, 3222), 28c-d (Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, 1582), 29a (Schlossmuseum, Gotha, Ae4), and 54a (Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin, 4400).

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