About this artwork
A headdress in the form of a vulture crowns this female figure, indicating her status as a queen or goddess. Although of Greek descent, pharaohs and queens of this era used traditional Egyptian markers of royalty and divinity, including crowns, to represent themselves. Her beaded necklace is embellished with lotus blossoms and flowering papyrus umbels—plants indigenous to the Nile River valley—further indicating her close affinity with Egypt.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Plaque Depicting a Queen or Goddess
- 200 BCE–30 BCE
- 21.6 × 19.6 × 2.1 cm (8 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 1 in.)
- Museum Purchase Fund