View 1 of Lot 62. A Ptolemaic Marble Head of a Queen in the guise of Isis, circa 2nd Century B.C..
View 1 of Lot 62. A Ptolemaic Marble Head of a Queen in the guise of Isis, circa 2nd Century B.C..
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A Ptolemaic Marble Head of a Queen in the guise of Isis, circa 2nd Century B.C.

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 GBP

A Ptolemaic Marble Head of a Queen in the guise of Isis, circa 2nd Century B.C.

A Ptolemaic Marble Head of a Queen in the guise of Isis, circa 2nd Century B.C.

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

A Ptolemaic Marble Head of a Queen in the guise of Isis

circa 2nd Century B.C.


with centrally parted hair bound in a broad fillet, and corkscrew curls falling over the ears, the neck carved for insertion; no restorations.

Height 25 cm.

private collection, Paris, inherited in the late 1960s and in the family by descent
estate of Mme L., Paris (Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, October 10th, 2017, no. 183, illus.)
acquired at the above sale
Similar heads are in Cairo (G. Grimm, Kunst der Ptolemäer- und Römerzeit im Ägyptischen Museum Kairo, 1975, p. 18, no. 10, pl. 10f.) and in Baltimore (E. Reeder, Hellenistic Art in the Walters Art Gallery, 1988, p. 105, no. 28: https://art.thewalters.org/detail/25831/head-of-queen-arsinoe-iii/).