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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