Medallion with Egyptian Queen or Goddess

Object Name: 
Medallion with Egyptian Queen or Goddess

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Object Name: 
Medallion with Egyptian Queen or Goddess
Accession Number: 
68.1.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4 cm, W: 3.5 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque white over translucent purple. Cast in two layers; cut, ground, and polished. Medallion: oval. Upper surface has white decoration in low relief on flat purple background: bust of female with head shown in profile facing right. She has aquiline nose, straight mouth, and fleshy throat. She wears tripartite wig and headdress in form of vulture, and broad collar, which is partly concealed by lappet.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1968-03-20