Bronze Statues of Ptolemy II & Arsinöe II

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Arienne King
by The British Museum
published on 27 February 2018
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These early 3rd Century BCE bronze statues from Alexandria, Egypt portray the royal Ptolemaic couple Ptolemy II "Philadelphus" ("The Sibling-Loving") and Arsinöe II. Ptolemy II is wearing the scalp of an elephant, possibly symbolic of Ptolemaic Egypt's relations with India or intended to imitate similar portraits of Alexander the Great. Arsinöe II holds a cornucopia, symbolizing wealth and prosperity, and associating her with Aphrodite. (British Museum, London)

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