<em>Relief of Ptolemy II Philadelphos</em>, 285 or 282–246 B.C.E. Granite, 27 3/16 × 23 5/8 × 2 3/8 in. (69 × 60 × 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 72.127. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.127_SL1.jpg)

Relief of Ptolemy II Philadelphos

Medium: Granite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:285 or 282–246 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 27 3/16 × 23 5/8 × 2 3/8 in. (69 × 60 × 6 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 72.127

Image: 72.127_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Granite sunk relief representation of Ptolemy II facing left, wearing nemes with uraeus and short kilt, line at neck suggests necklace or shirt. His arms are raised, bent at elbows with existing near hand open, away from body. Above him the bottoms of two columns of inscription. Behind him and separated by a sunk vertical line is a goddess wearing a vulture headdress surmounted by tall plumes, facing right. Condition: Excellent, relief carving very crisp. Broken away at bottom diagonally below king's buttocks and goddess' pelvis. Back of head, near arm and small portion of female's body existing. Large portion gone where the far hand of the king would be. Upper edge broken at a diagonal and cuts through inscription leaving bottom of a cartouche and portion of another column of inscription. Small chips over surface.

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