Mid-3rd C. BCE. Carved Garnet portrait. Likely Queen Berenice II, a great beauty, muse, royal patron of the arts, embroiled in court politics; wife of the 3rd ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, assasinated after his death. Hellenistic

Carved Garnet Portrait -- Century BCE -- Hellenistic -- Likely a portrait of Queen Berenice II, wife of the ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt who was murdered after his death -- Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta.

Ptolemy I Soter   Paris, Musée du Louvre, August 2012  Marble bust of Ptolemy I Soter, former general of Alexander the Great and founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which ruled Egypt for almost three centuries.  MR 457. Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty (3rd Century BCE). Marble. 18th-century restorations by Augustin Pajou.

Ptolemy I Soter (The savior): Marble bust of the former general of Alexander the Great and founder of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty of Macedonian Greeks

Vulture Headdress Inlay, 100-1 BC                                                Egypt, Ptolemaic Dynasty

Vulture Headdress Inlay, BC Ptolemaic period Gold and semi precious stones} Cleveland Museum Egypt, Ptolemaic Dynasty

Gold arm ornaments probably made in Alexandria Egypt for a noble of the Ptolemaic dynasty Greek 220-100 BCE

Gold arm ornaments probably made in Alexandria Egypt for a noble of the Ptolemaic dynasty Greek BCE

Ancient Egyptian Carved Lapis Lazuli Reclined Cat - 2" (5.08 cm) x 1.75" (4.445 cm) - Ptolemaic Dynasty 323-30 BC (last dynasty of Ancient Egypt)

Ancient Egyptian Carved Lapis Lazuli Reclined Cat - cm) x cm) - Ptolemaic Dynasty BC (last dynasty of Ancient Egypt) lapis lacatloaf

A gold diadem. Greek, probably made in Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B.C. The piece probably belonged to a noble woman of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. The clasp is shaped as a protective Herakles knot.

collective-history: A gold diadem. Greek, probably made in Alexandria, Egypt, 220 - 100 B. The piece probably belonged to a noble woman of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. The clasp is shaped as a protective Herakles knot.

Canopic chest |Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

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