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Woman's Head
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Woman's Head


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Most of the hoop is missing on this ring. Carved in relief on the nearly circular bezel is a woman's head in profile to the left. The hair is held both at the crown and at the back by double fillets. The hair at the back is more tightly contained than in a similar ring, Walters 71.608. The heads on this ring and on Walters 71.608 resemble, but are not necessarily those of Arsinoe III, queen of Egypt in the late 3rd century BC.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
3rd century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.609
Measurements
H: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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