Plaque Depicting a Queen or Goddess

A work made of limestone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

A headdress in the form of a vulture crowns this female figure, indicating her status as a queen or goddess. Although of Greek descent, pharaohs and queens of this era used traditional Egyptian markers of royalty and divinity, including crowns, to represent themselves. Her beaded necklace is embellished with lotus blossoms and flowering papyrus umbels—plants indigenous to the Nile River valley—further indicating her close affinity with Egypt.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Plaque Depicting a Queen or Goddess

Origin

Egypt

Date

200 AD–30 AD

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

21.6 × 19.6 × 2.1 cm (8 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1920.259

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share