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Miniature portrait of a Ptolemaic prince
Egyptian

Miniature portrait of a Ptolemaic prince

CHF 15.900,-
$ 16.643£ 13.706€ 16.264

Shiste (slate)
Hellenistic Egypt, 2nd half of 2nd century BC
H. 4.5cm

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