Marble portrait head of a ptolemaic ruler, perhaps apion, king of cyrene this model was made with the @micropasts project providing the photomasking model by daniel pett, nikon d5100 and photoscan (poor lighting conditions and close to the wall. The ptolemaic dynasty occurred when there was a succession of macedonian greeks over egypt from the death of alexander the great in 323 bc until the annexation of egypt by rome and the suicide of cleopatra vii in 30 bc therefore, this head was most likely created to symbolize a ptolemaic queen. Probably cleopatra ii, c 185-116 bc was a queen (and briefly sole ruler) of egypt, daughter of ptolemy v and cleopatra i she became regent for her son ptolemy vii on her husband's death in 145 bc she married her other brother, ptolemy viii euergetes ii physcon the next year, whereupon. This under-life-size marble head represents a female member of the ptolemaic dynasty, rulers of egypt from the death of alexander in 323 bc through the the favorite candidate among scholars is arsinoe iii, who served as queen alongside her husband (who was also her brother), ptolemy iv.
Ptolemaic queens participated in many egyptian religious rites, playing the standard role of egyptian queens though they were ethnic greeks, these queens took their catalogue description marble head of a queen wearing a heavy wig encircled by a fillet from which spring three uraei. Head of queen arsinoe iii 217 - 203 b hellenistic-ptolemaic carved marble with traces of red pigment 'head of queen arsinoe ii ( piece is carved in the round, and set in a modern gold mount -the walters art museum, baltimore. Marble 15 in 381 cm the metropolitan museum of art.
However, the marble head of a ptolemaic queen deified arsinoe ii as hera coins from this period also show arsinoe ii with a diadem that is solely worn by goddesses and deified royal women relief from the temple of kom ombo depicting ptolemy viii receiving the sed symbol from horus[27. Ptolemy apion was the third and illegitimate son of ptolemy viii he ruled cyrene as a semi-independent kingdom and bequeathed it to rome. Marble head of a ptolemaic queen in the metropolit coiffures with corkscrew curls were fashionable in egypt and cyrene during the ptolemaic period this head must have represented an important person, as several other copies are known today.
Marble head of a ptolemaic queen greek, ca. Download this stock image: marble head of a ptolemaic queen met dp333700 - m08krr from alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. A marble head of a ptolemaic prince, circa 3rd/2nd century bc a marble head of a ptolemaic prince, circa 3rd/2nd century bc probably ptolemy ii or iii, turned slightly to his right, his short wavy hair surmounted by a diadem, the back roughly worked and probably once completed in stucco. Marble head of a queen wearing a heavy wig encircled by a fillet from which spring three uraei the eyes were once inlaid a back pillar extends up above the top of the head and partially covers the rear top portion of the head the head is broken off diagonally at the neck a few scholars have theorized.
The sculpture of the queen shows how people of higher class were remembered by way of art the sculptures in this time period (ca 270-250 bc) were made of stone because it was cheap to make statues and sculptures out of the queen sculpted was arsinoe ii, who ruled in egypt with her brother. Museum news : monumental head of ptolemaic queen acquired by metropolitan museum, new york minerva, 13(4): pp 2-3 related objects marble head of a goddess artist: date: 4th century bc accession number: 101421 date: 4th century bc medium: marble accession: 101421 on. My marble runs, marble machines, marble rollercoasters, marble races, rolling ball sculptures and more i'm jelle bakker, i have a form of autism and my bigg.
A portrait of a ptolemaic queen - volume 48 issue 2 - roger hinks smith, martin j kneller, paul elliott, denise young, christine manley, harry and osselton, david 2012 multidisciplinary analysis of a mummified cranium claimed to be that of a medieval execution victim. A ptolemaic marble head uploaded by b leppänen sjöberg connect to download get pdf a ptolemaic marble head.
A statue of a ptolemaic queen which must have been slightly larger than life size thus the statue is most probably one of the queens of the ptolemaic dynasty the dress provides more clues about the identity of the subject: the handling of fabric recalls the marble work of hellenistic artists showing. A ptolemaic queen, with softly modelled facial features, her hair centrally-parted and roughly carved, likely finished in stucco, her neck with a 'venus ring', a drilled mortise in the back of her head for literature: for a similar portrait of a ptolemaic queen tentatively identified as arsinoe iii, cf inv. A greek marble portrait head of a ptolemaic queen, wearing a fillet, traces of paint on her features and hair, mounted, 3rd-2nd century bc, probably from egypt 3½in.