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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Temple Relief of Queen Arsinoe II
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Relief of Queen Arsinoë II as Hathor
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
after 270 BCE
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Ptolemaic period
Level 3, Room 3740, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Egypt: Art for Eternity
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Physical Descriptions
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.)
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
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

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 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Exhibition History

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

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

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2014 - 11/28/2017

Subjects and Contexts

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