Description This wooden model represents a Ptolemaic pharaoh, one of the Greek kings who ruled Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great. He wears the royal nemes headdress with a serpent. Though it is not the normal royal cobra-the uraeus-as its head hangs down on the king's forehead instead of being raised, it may still be intended to symbolize magical protection of the king.
- Carved for Immortality. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisiton unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925
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