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Marble head of Berenike II: GR.22.1899

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20


Marble head of Berenike II


An object in the shape of a female head. The band around the head indicates that the subject is royal. The rounded facial features are typical of this particular queen's images. Ptolemaic statues usualy have a marble head fitted into a body of another material.

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm

Find spot

  • Naukratis Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1899) by Egypt Exploration Fund


-200 - -101

Materials used in production

Marble (Parian ?)

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.22.1899
Primary reference Number: 67222
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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