Hellenistic Egypt, 2nd half of 2nd century BC
A miniature portrait of a Ptolemaic prince with accentuated facial features, such as large eyes and protruding lips. On top of his tousled hair is a diadem, defining his high social status.
Published in H. Jucker – D. Willers, Gesichter, Griechische und römische Bildnisse aus Schweizer Besitz, Bern, 1982, no. 114.
Condition: Very good
Provenance: ex. private collection, Bern, Switzerland, bought in Rom.
Item reference: EG1248