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ROMANO-EGYPTIAN ROYAL MARBLE PORTRAIT EX PIERRE BERGE

ROMANO-EGYPTIAN ROYAL MARBLE PORTRAIT EX PIERRE BERGE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1460521

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This very fine sculpture was sold as lot 104 in Pierre Berge's Archeology sale of February 2, 2017, where it was sold for Euros 5400. The piece was described in the catalog as "portrait of Queen Lagide" (referencing the Ptolemaic dynasty, from Lagus, founder of the dynasty). "A head representing a Ptolemaic Queen, probably Arsinoe III, the oval face, the eyes fine(ly drawn). The hair coiffed in long braids are bound with the royal band." The attribution is "Egypt, Alexandria, Ptolemaic period." From an old Austrian collection, ca. 1950. Apparently published in "A.Donati, Le mythe Cleopatra", exhibition catalog, Paris, 2014, p.62, number 23. It measures just under 4", 9cm., 5-1/2" on the custom base.