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Carving of a Head of a Woman Set in a Mount
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Carving of a Head of a Woman Set in a Mount


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Description This head of a woman, possibly Queen Arsinoe II (316-270 BCE), is shown frontally. The mount resembles a veil.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned in preparation for loan.

Examined and cleaned in preparation for loan.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined, cleaned
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned
12/14/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World. 2016.
Provenance Thomas Gibson-Carmichael, London, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Carmichael sale, Sotheby's, London, June 1926, p. 42, no. 375 (547); Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1926, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Creator
Period
3rd century BCE (Ptolemaic)
Medium
amethyst, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.190
Measurements
7/8 x 9/16 x 9/16 in. (2.2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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