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Hellenistic marble male head of a ruler HELLENISTIC MARBLE MALE HEAD, PROBABLY PTOLEMY VIII

With strong features, the large eyes with prominent upper and lower lids, the broad nose with recessed nostrils, the mouth with jutting lower lip set above a dimpled chin.

Ptolemaic Period, ca. 1st Century BC

H. 7 in. (17.8 cm.)

Ex American collection, acquired in the 1950s-60s.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 6; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2015, no. 5.

Attributed by Rudolf Kanel; see his “Gruppen oder Typen? Zur Klassifizierung der Portraits von Ptolemaios III. Euergetes,” in Numismatica E Antichita Classiche, XXXVIII, 2009, pl. II, no. 7.

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