Hellenistic Greek Marble Head of a Ruler

Hellenistic Greek Marble Head of a Ruler

An ancient Hellenistic miniature marble head of a Ptolemaic ruler, possibly Ptolemy IV Philopator. A fillet encircles his head. The top of the head is flattened and has a large dowel hole for the attachment of an Egyptian crown, presumably the double crown (pschent).

Ca. 200 BC.
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm).

Cf. H. Kyrieleis, Bildnisse der Ptolemäer (1975), nos. E1 and E3, Taf. 41-42.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Isidor Silbermann, acquired at Parke-Bernet auction, New York, April 30, 1959, lot 151; then in the possession of his son Dr. George Harell, New Orleans.

Inv#: 7186

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