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

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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