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Steatite statuette in the form of a Herm: E.2.2003

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Current Location: Gallery 20

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Steatite statuette in the form of a Herm

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Description

A herm on a modern base and with the phallus and arm tenons missing. The portrait is that of Ptolemy XV (the son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar), identified as such by the twisted diadem and facial features: forward combed fringe, down-turned mouth.

Legal notes

Purchased from the Greg fund and the V&A Purchase Grant Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2 cm
Height: 12.4 cm
Height: 15 cm
Width: 3.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2003) by Charles Ede

Dating

Ptolemy XV
Circa -44 BCE - Circa -30 BCE

School or Style

Egyptian

Materials used in production

Steatite

Techniques used in production

Carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.2.2003
Primary reference Number: 95886
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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