<em>Head of a Queen</em>, 305–30 B.C.E. Marble, 5 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in. (13.5 x 11 x 12 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.12_front_PS1.jpg)

Head of a Queen

Medium: Marble

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in. (13.5 x 11 x 12 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 71.12

Image: 71.12_front_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Marble head of a queen wearing a heavy wig encircled by a fillet from which spring three uraei. The eyes were once inlaid. A back pillar extends up above the top of the head and partially covers the rear top portion of the head. The head is broken off diagonally at the neck. A few scholars have theorized that the triple uraeus identifies her a Cleopatra. Condition: Large chips in top of head and in left rear portion of wig. Smaller chips elsewhere in wig; edges of back pillar chipped; lower left eye-lid chipped; chips in face; two uraei chipped; inlays for eyes now missing.

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