Description To ensure the safe return from battle of her husband, Ptolemy III, Berenike II dedicated her hair to the gods. After she cut it off, it reputedly became the constellation Berenice's Hair, near Leo.
- From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Marlborough collection, no. 447; Hirsch; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1942
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