A relief object, and an entity in itself: within a raised edge is a bust of a childish Ptolemaic prince, with shaven head and side-lock, and wearing an earring. A tunic is visible by its neckline, and he apparently has a broad collar; the fingers of his right hand are shown at the lower edge. Flat back. Probably pressed into a mould or a 'trial-piece'. Buff marl ware.
- 3rdC BC-2ndC BC
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 3.17 centimetres (max)
- Width: 2.22 centimetres (max)
- Thickness: 1.01 centimetres (max)
Donated: Egypt Exploration Fund. From a Delta site, possibly Tell Nabasha or Tell Dafana ?
Ptolemaic, third or second century BC.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA54421
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