Temple Relief Of Queen Arsinoe Ii
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1983.96
Title
Temple Relief of Queen Arsinoe II
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Relief of Queen Arsinoë II as Hathor
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
after 270 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Ptolemaic period
Culture
Egyptian
Location
Level 3, Room 3740, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Limestone, with red ocher, charcoal black, and Egyptian blue on chalk
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
42.5 cm h x 57.7 cm w x 7.5 cm d (16 3/4 x 22 11/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Provenance
Henri and Helene Kamer, (Gallerie Kamer, New York and Paris), 1967. Ex collection J. Roux, 1974. Robert J. Myers, New York, 1974. Ex collection James Alsdorf, Chicago, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lindenbaum, New York, 1981; gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1983.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Lindenbaum
Accession Year
1983
Object Number
1983.96
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Recent Acquisitions 1967, Galerie Kamer, 1967, auct. cat. (New York City, NY), n/a

Reines Ptolemaiques et Traditions Egyptiennes by Jan Quaegebeur, Das ptolemaische Agypten (Mainz, 1978), 259, note 105

Robert Bianchi, Cleopatra's Egypt: Age of the Ptolemies: Age of the Ptolemies, exh. cat. (Brooklyn, NY, 1988), cat. 65, p.169

Michel Chauveau, la Gloire d'Alexandrie, exh. cat. (Paris, 1998), cat. 42, p.81

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/Handbook, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Ancient Art, Meyers/Adams Auction 8, auct. cat. (New York, NY, Oct-10-1974), 133

Exhibition History

Cleopatra's Egypt: Age of the Ptolemies, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 02/15/1989 - 05/01/1989; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 06/08/1989 - 09/10/1989; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 10/07/1988 - 01/02/1989

La Gloire d'Alexandrie, Musée du Petit Palais, 05/06/1998 - 07/26/1998

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

Landmarks of World Art and Architecture, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted