Faience Glass Vase Portraying Arsinöe II

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Arienne King
by Unknown
published on 27 February 2018
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This fragment of blue faience glass came from a kind of libation vessel known as "oinochoai" which were used in festivals honouring the deified Ptolemaic queens. The figure portrayed is Arsinöe II who wears her hair in the "melon-coiffure" style iconic of Ptolemaic royal women. The piece was made around 275-270 BCE and was found in the area of Alexandria. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Unknown. (2018, February 27). Faience Glass Vase Portraying Arsinöe II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8203/faience-glass-vase-portraying-arsinoe-ii/

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Unknown. "Faience Glass Vase Portraying Arsinöe II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8203/faience-glass-vase-portraying-arsinoe-ii/.

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Unknown. "Faience Glass Vase Portraying Arsinöe II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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