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Bronze Seal Ring with the Portrait of a Queen - Z.0113
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 300 BC to 30 BC
Dimensions: 1.125" (2.9cm) high x .875" (2.2cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Additional Information: Found in Bethlehem, Israel

Location: United States
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The graceful profile impression this intaglio makes bears a remarkable resemblance to Cleopatra, last of the Ptolemies. It depicts a woman with bound hair and steady gaze, whose beauty seems to radiate from some inner source. It is a portrait of such exquisite sensitivity as to almost surely have been made from life by a master artisan. When we gaze upon it, we feel as if we know the sitter intimately. - (Z.0113)


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