Portrait head of a Ptolemaic ruler, probably Ptolemy III (246–221 B.C.)
Greek, East Greek
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 451.
Height: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of Paul E. Manheim