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Portrait of a Ptolemaic queen, probably Arsinoe III

ca. Late 3rd-Early 2nd Century B.C.

Marble

Object: 23.5 x 10.9 x 12 cm (9 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
The Harold A. Strickland, Jr., Collection
1998.23.10
Culture: 
Egyptian, Greek
Period: 
Ptolemaic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important Ancient and Islamic Glass, Classical Egyptian, and Near Eastern Antiquities, sale cat. (Thursday, December 13, 1979), lot 353.

Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, Portraits of the Greeks, 3 volumes (London: Phaidon Press, 1965), 264–65, fig. 1828, 1831, 1833.

Dorothy Thompson, Ptolemaic Oinochoai and Portraits in Faience (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973), 87–91, pls. 38–39, 71.

Helmut Kyrieleis, Bildnisse der Ptolemer, 2 (Berlin: Mann, 1975), 102–12, 181–83, pls. 88, 1.2, 88–89, fig. L1–L9.

“Nuovi ritratti di Arsinoe III,” Arti Figurative (1975): 351–52.

R. R. R. Smith, Hellenistic Royal Portraits (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), 91–92, 165, no. 49–50, pls. 35.4–.9, 75.8.

“Acquisitions, 1998,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 165, 198, ill.

Olga Palagia and University of Australia, “Arsinoe III Philopator in Sydney,” Mediterranean Archaeology 12 (1999): 107–9, pls. 2, 3, 20–3.

Susan Walker and Peter Higgs, Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth, exh. cat. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001), 50–1, no. 13.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 207, pl. 193.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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