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

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Current Location: Gallery 20


Steatite statuette in the form of a Herm




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.

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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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2003) by Charles Ede


Ptolemy XV
Circa -44 BCE - Circa -30 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.2.2003
Primary reference Number: 95886
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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