Relief of Queen Arsinoë II as Hathor

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Relief of Queen Arsinoë II as Hathor, after 270 BCE
Architectural Element
3rd century BCE
Ptolemaic period
Creation Place: Egypt (Ancient)
Limestone, with red ocher, charcoal black, and Egyptian blue on chalk
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.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Lindenbaum
, 1983.96
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics
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.
Recent Acquisitions 1967, Galerie Kamer, 1967, auct. cat., (New York City, NY), n/a

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

"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., ed. Stephan Wolohojian (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Exhibition History
Cleopatra's Egypt: Age of the Ptolemies, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 06/08/1989 - 09/10/1989, no. 65; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 10/07/1988 - 01/02/1989, no. 65; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 02/15/1989 - 05/01/1989, no. 65
La Gloire d'Alexandrie, Musée du Petit Palais, 05/06/1998 - 07/26/1998, no. 42
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