Plaque of a prince or child god
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
Height x width x depth: 8.5 x 11 x 1.7 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1907: Edward Waldo Forbes collection: 1907: given to the MFA by Edward Waldo Forbes.
Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes