THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Portraiture | Hellenistic Egypt | Arsinoe II (316—270/260 BCE), wife of Ptolemy II Philadelphus
1. GLYPTICS. Egypt.
Gonzaga Cameo (Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II).
Sardonyx, silver. Alexandria. 3rd century BCE.
15.7 × 11.8 cm.
Inv. No. ГР-12678 / Ж.291.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
2. GLYPTICS. Egypt.
Gonzaga Cameo: Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Arsinoe II.
Sardonyx in a new silver mount.
Alexandria. 3rd century BCE.
Inv. No. ГР-12678 / Ж. 291.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
3. GLYPTICS. Egypt.
Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II.
Sardonyx. Alexandria. 3rd century BCE.
15.7 × 11.8 cm.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
4. GLYPTICS. Egypt.
Ptolemy II and Arsinoe (the “Gonzaga Cameo”).
Sardonyx. 3rd century BCE.
15.7 × 11.8 cm.
Inv. No. Ж 291.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.