Date: 3RD CENTURY BC.
Provenance: EX: NYC PRIVATE COLLECTION.
Condition: COMPLETE, REJOINED FROM TWO PIECES, MOUNTED ON A CUSTOM BASE.
Measurements: 1.25 INCHES, (3.2 CMS).
Featuring the head of a queen or goddess, perhaps Bernike II, wife of Ptolemy III, her ideal face with straight nose and large almond shaped eyes, her hair parted in the center and swept back and tied in a bun like. Hollow on the inside.
CF: For a closely similar head, see lot 182 ...click for details