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Portrait Head of a Ptolemaic Ruler

283 BCE - 246 BCE (Reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphos?)
7 cm x 4 cm x 4.9 cm (2 3/4 in. x 1 9/16 in. x 1 15/16 in.)

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"Exhibition of Early Christian and Byzantine Art," Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, 1947), cat. no. 14, p. 25, and pl. VIII ("Byzantine, fifth century").

Handbook of the Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, DC, 1967), no. 21.

G. Vikan, Catalogue of the Sculpture in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, from the Ptolemaic Period to the Renaissance (Washington, DC, 1995), no. 1, pl. 1A-D.

P. E. Stanwick, Egyptian Royal Sculptures of the Ptolemaic Period, Ph.D. diss., 2 vols. (Ann Arbor, MI, 2000), 271 and Cat. C6, 422-23, pl. 73.

Exhibition History
Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, "Exhibition of Early Christian and Byzantine Art," Apr. 25 - June 22, 1947.

Acquisition History
Dikran G. Kelekian, New York
Purchased from Kelekian, New York, March 1948.
Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.