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Sculpture, probably of Cleopatra VII - ROM2004_1039_10

ROM2004_1039_10

Sculpture, probably of Cleopatra VII

Medium:Granitic stone
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 47-30 BC
Period: Probably reign of Cleopatra VII, Ptolemaic Period
Dimensions:
63.5 x 33 x 26 cm
Object number: 910.75
On view
Gallery Location:
Description

This lovely Ptolemaic scuplture may represent the last pharaonic ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, an earlier Ptolemaic queen, or it may be an image of the goddess Isis.  The back pillar, which often bears an identifying inscription, is blank, and the crown, another identifying characterisitc, has been broken. 

Whether it is the queen or the goddess, it is unlikely to be a careful portrait of any particular human face.  It is a pleasant, generalized rather stodgy image of calm femininity.

Collection:
EgyptGreek World
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